Saturday, August 19, 2017

Upcoming Events at Blue Ridge Books, Waynesville, North Carolina, August to October 2017

Upcoming Events
Blue Ridge Books
Waynesville, NC

Saturday, August 12   3:00 pm   Author Event with Joan Barris   The King of Underpants Street
In her debut children’s book, author Joan Barris addresses the vulnerability of pre-school children during divorce and remarriage.  This sweet story of one little boy is beautifully illustrated and a springboard for discussion among divorced or divorcing families. The book is currently short-listed in the Gittle List Competition and has received solidly positive reviews.

Saturday, August 26   3:00 pm   Author Event with Michael Beadle   Primer
The book features poems about childhood and family, discovery and disappointment, triumph and heartbreak. Primer was a national finalist in the 2016 Cathy Smith Bowers Chapbook Contest, sponsored by Main Street Rag.  

Sunday, September 17   3:00 pm   Author Event with Sharyn McCrumb   The Unquiet Grave
The Greenbrier Ghost is renowned in American folklore, but Sharyn McCrumb is the first author to look beneath the legend to unearth the facts. Using a century of genealogical material and other historical documents, McCrumb reveals new information about the story and brings to life the personalities in the trial: the prosecutor, a former Confederate cavalryman; the defense attorney, a pro-Union bridgeburner, who nevertheless had owned slaves; and the mother of the murdered woman, who doggedly sticks to her ghost story--all seen through the eyes of a young black lawyer on the cusp of a new century, with his own tragedies yet to come .

Saturday, October7   3:00 pm   Author Event with Bob Plott   Plott Hound Tales: Legendary People & Places Behind the Breed
The Plott hound has reached worldwide fame through the contributions of many colorful characters from the Southern Appalachians.   Author and breed expert Bob Plott reveals the fascinating people and places that have shaped the history of the Plott hound.   The Plott hound has historical roots in Haywood County and is the North Carolina state dog.

Thursday, October 12   Noon   Author Luncheon with Wiley Cash   The Last Ballad
Join us for lunch at The Classic Wineseller for a reading and discussion with Wiley Cash.  The New York Timesbestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel,  set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman's struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice.  
Tickets for this event are $40 and must be purchased in advance at Blue Ridge Books.  The price of the tickets includes lunch and a coupon for $10 toward the purchase of The Last Ballad.  Seating is limited, so come by Blue Ridge Books to pick up your ticket soon.

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