Event Date: 02/06/2017 - 03/03/2017   Event Time: All Day

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1345 Hendersonville Road , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 02/27/2017   Event Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Learn the secrets professional writers use to grab the reader and get a publisher’s attention. Writing Secrets of the Pros classes go beyond plot ideas and character development to help you discover the techniques professionals use for writing that sells. Includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Only $25 per class or $225 for all 10 classes. Choose your time and class: Mondays 6:30 to 9 pm, or Thursday or Saturday 9:30 to 12 pm. Classes begin February 20. For information & Registration: Catherine 828-505-9221.

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30 Ben Lippen School Road, , Asheville, NC 28806
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Event Date: 03/04/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Obioma Anukwuem is joining us on March 4th to sign his book Debt: Slavery in Disguise. This autobiographical work recounts how Obioma came to America to pursue his dreams, falling into massive debt, and the struggle of making that debt go away. He will be in the store from 2 to 4pm so that you too can learn from this amazing man.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/04/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Are you into Young Adult fiction like we are? Check out this new Quinnie Boyd mystery!: In the months after Quinnie Boyd cracked the mystery of her missing teacher, she expected life in her small Maine town to snap back to normal. But two writers from New York City have arrived in Maiden Rock, and there's something not quite right about them. Sure, Ceil and Edgar are pale. And they dress in all black. And they don't go near the sunlight. But could they really be vampires? To find out, Quinnie turns to Dominica new kid in town who's an expert on everything geeky. Together, they'll risk their necks to find an answer . . .

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/05/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Walter Ziffer will be giving a talk on his newly published book - Confronting the Silence: A Holocaust Survivor's Search for Good. The talk will be followed by a book signing.

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229 Murdock Ave , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/07/2017   Event Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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From a compelling new voice in middle grade literature comes a reimagination of The Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus s loyal dog. Argos is a thrilling tale of loyalty, determination, and adventure. For twenty years, the great hero Odysseus struggles to return to Ithaka. After ten years beneath the walls of Troy, he begins the long journey back home. He defeats monsters. He outsmarts the Cyclops. He battles the gods. He does whatever it takes to reunite with his family. And what of that family his devoted wife, Penelope; his young son, Telemachos; his dog, Argos? For those twenty years, they wait, unsure whether they will ever see Odysseus again. But Argos has found a way to track his master. Any animal who sets foot or wing on Ithaka brings him news of Odysseus s voyage and what a voyage it is! These tales bring hope that one day his master will return. Meanwhile, Argos watches over his master s family and protects them from the dangers that surround a throne without its king. This rousing story of devotion and determination is an original take on one of the most beloved myths of all time."

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Downtown , Asheville, NC 28804
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Event Date: 03/12/2017   Event Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Extending from Roanoke to Mount Oglethorpe and bounded by the Appalachian Mountains, the Southern Highlands is one of the most diverse natural areas in North America. From beautiful flora like the Fraser magnolia to rare ecosystems such as the mountain cedar glades, the area has been an inspiration for writers and naturalists since it was first explored by William Bartram in 1775. Investigate the biology of the cloudless sulphur butterfly, whose erratic flight is used to confuse its prey. Discover the botany of the white ash tree, said to produce the most satisfying crack of a baseball bat. Essayist, poet and naturalist George Ellison explores the abundant wonders of the Southern Highlands in a series of humorous, scientific and literary essays vividly illustrated by artist Elizabeth Ellison.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/13/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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From beloved writing teacher and author of the best-selling Writing Down the Bones a treasury of personal stories reflecting a life filled with journeys--inner and outer--zigzagging around the world and home again. Here, Natalie Goldberg, "a writer both energized and enlightened" (Julia Cameron), shares those vivid moments that have wakened her to new ways of being. We follow alongside her mapless meanderings in the New Mexican desert and her pilgrimages to Bob Dylan's birthplace and to Larry McMurtry's dusty Texas ghost town of rare books. We feel her deep hunger while she sits zazen in a monastery in Japan, and her profound loss when she hears of the passing of a dear friend while teaching in the French countryside. Through it all, she remains grounded in a life informed by two constants: the practices of writing and of Zen. With humor and insight, Natalie encircles around the essential questions these paths compel her toward: Where does this life lead? Who are we? This is a book to be relished one awakening at a time. Each story is a reminder that no matter how hard the situation or desolate you may feel, spring will come again, breaking through a cold winter, bringing early yellow forsythia flowers. And the Great Spring of enlightenment--that sudden rush of acceptance, pain cracking open, obstructions shattering--will also burst forth.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/15/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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A richly textured coming-of-age story about fathers and sons, home and family, recalling classics by Thomas Wolfe and William Styron, by a powerful new voice in fiction Just before Henry Aster s birth, his father outsized literary ambition and pregnant wife in tow reluctantly returns to the small Appalachian town in which he was raised and installs his young family in an immense house of iron and glass perched high on the side of a mountain. There, Henry grows up under the writing desk of this fiercely brilliant man. But when tragedy tips his father toward a fearsome unraveling, what was once a young son s reverence is poisoned and Henry flees, not to return until years later when he, too, must go home again.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/18/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Join author Lonz Cook on March 18th for a signing of his books to celebrate the release of his latest novel, A Cyber Affair. From warrior to writer, Cook is an ex-marine who uses his experiences to infuse his novels with a sense of adventure and real world touch. He will be signing books and meeting fans from 2 to 4pm on Saturday, March 18th. Come meet the man behind A Cyber Affair, Good Guys Finnish Last, A Choice to Yield, and more!

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/18/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Join author Lonz Cook on March 18th at Barnes and Noble, Town Square at Biltmore Park for a signing of his books to celebrate the release of his latest novel, A Cyber Affair. From warrior to writer, Cook is an ex-marine who uses his experiences to infuse his novels with a sense of adventure and the real world. He will be signing books and meeting fans from 2 to 4pm on Saturday, March 18th. Come meet the man behind A Cyber Affair, Good Guys Finnish Last, A Choice to Yield, and more!

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33 Town Square Boulevard Suite 100 , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/18/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Former Marine and Atlanta author Lonz Cook will be in the store on March 18th at 2pm signing his works. Cook is a warrior to romance with such titles as A Cyber Affair, A Choice to Yield and When Love Evolves. His works are as moving as they are passionate, so make sure you stop by the store to meet this extraordinary man.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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Event Date: 03/18/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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DESPERATION ROAD: In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle o the road in the glow of his own headlights. With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save--his own or those of the woman and child. Delivered in powerful and lyrical prose, Desperation Road is a story of troubled souls twisted with regret and bound by secrets that stretch over the years and across the land. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD: Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go, was hailed as a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past. A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can't leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.

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55 Haywood St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/18/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM

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DESPERATION ROAD: In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect. For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that Russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle o the road in the glow of his own headlights. With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save--his own or those of the woman and child. Delivered in powerful and lyrical prose, Desperation Road is a story of troubled souls twisted with regret and bound by secrets that stretch over the years and across the land. WEIGHT OF THE WORLD: Critically acclaimed author David Joy, whose debut, Where All Light Tends to Go, was hailed as a savagely moving novel that will likely become an important addition to the great body of Southern literature (The Huffington Post), returns to the mountains of North Carolina with a powerful story about the inescapable weight of the past. A combat veteran returned from war, Thad Broom can't leave the hardened world of Afghanistan behind, nor can he forgive himself for what he saw there. His mother, April, is haunted by her own demons, a secret trauma she has carried for years. Between them is Aiden McCall, loyal to both but unable to hold them together. Connected by bonds of circumstance and duty, friendship and love, these three lives are blown apart when Aiden and Thad witness the accidental death of their drug dealer and a riot of dope and cash drops in their laps. On a meth-fueled journey to nowhere, they will either find the grit to overcome the darkness or be consumed by it.

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55 Haywood St , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/22/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a cross-country trek--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided he'd walk. And listen. It would be a cross-country quest for guidance, and everyone he met would be his guide. Walking toward the Pacific, he faced an Appalachian winter and a Mojave summer. He met beasts inside: fear, loneliness, doubt. But he also encountered incredible kindness from strangers. Thousands shared their stories with him, sometimes confiding their prejudices, too. Often he didn't know how to respond. How to find unity in diversity? How to stay connected, even as fear works to tear us apart? He listened for answers to these questions, and to the existential questions every human must face, and began to find that the answer might be in listening itself. Ultimately, it's the stories of others living all along the roads of America that carry this journey and sing out in a hopeful, heartfelt book about how a life is made, and how our nation defines itself on the most human level.

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55 Haywood Street , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 03/25/2017   Event Time: 2:00 PM

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Children's book author C.M. Surrisi is at it again with her new mystery book for young readers Vampires on the Run. Following the events of the first book, The Maypop Kidnapping, Queenie Boyd is determined to find out if the new writers in town are actually vampires with the help of a new friend. Surrisi will be will us on March 25th at 2pm signing copies of both of her books.

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33 Town Square Blvd , Asheville, NC 28803
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