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The Canoe by Michelle Baker

preview by Kathleen Colburn 1912. Two people. One ocean. Ten days. Michelle Baker has created a beautiful book that has caused me to consider these two simultaneous stories well after finishing the book. Her own personal story has sparked my curiosity about the creative writing process as well. Baker started the project as a creative …

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Station Eleven

Book Reviews – November 2014

reviews by Marcianne Miller – Station Eleven: A Novel I was reading this post-apocalyptic novel, Station Eleven, during the recent Ebola crisis, when some were wondering—what would happen if the virus went pandemic? Such a thing happens in this dazzling, fantastical, scary, haunting tale by a young Canadian writer, Emily St. John Mandel. The story …

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Release of Updated ‘Our Southern Highlanders’

by Lisa Duff The Great Smoky Mountains Association has announced the release of a new edition of “Our Southern Highlanders,” the classic collection of essays on mountain life and lore by author Horace Kephart, who lived in the Hazel Creek and Bryson City, NC, areas from 1904 to 1931 and advocated for the creation of …

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Mountains for the Masses

Chronicles History of GSMNP by Lisa Duff As one of the largest and wildest national parks in the East and as America’s most visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains has a long history that is both dramatic and highly influential. “Unlike most western parks, which were carved from vacant, public domain or national forest lands, …

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Readings & Booksignings

Tuesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. CHRIS GUILLEBEAU, The Happiness of Pursuit.

Thursday, November 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. AMY REED, Damaged, YA novel.

Friday, November 7 at 7 p.m. RON RASH, Something Rich and Strange.

Saturday, November 8 at 7 p.m. WILLIAM POWERS, New Slow City.

Monday, November 10 at 7 p.m. CHARLIE LOVETT, First Impressions, mystery.

Tuesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories.

Thursday, November 13 at 7 p.m. TRADD COTTER, Organic Mushroom Farming.

Friday, November 14 at 7 p.m. SMITH HENDERSON, Fourth of July Creek.

Saturday, November 15 at 7 p.m. MICHELLE BAKER, The Canoe, love and loss.

Monday, November 17 at 7 p.m. Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers, TOM MAXWELL.

Wednesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. MAUREEN CORRIGAN, So We Read On.
Free with purchase of the book.

Thursday, November 20 at 7 p.m. NINA HART, Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere!

Friday, November 21 at 7 p.m. RICHARD HOFFMAN, Love & Fury, memoir.

Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. PETER TURCHI, A Muse and a Maze, writing.

Sunday, November 23 at 5 p.m. PALOMA PAVEL, Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.

We will close Wed., Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. and be closed all day Thursday for Thanksgiving.

Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe
55 Haywood St., Asheville, NC
(828) 254-6734

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