Flatiron Books: All That's Left to Tell by Daniel Lowe

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Upcoming Events

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES

02/19/2017 - 3:00PM

Join host Tommy Hays for this monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.  

FIND WALDO!

- Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 9:00AM

All month long find Waldo at local businesses and enter to win prizes! We have the passports, just drop by the store and pick one up. Take it to the businesses listed and look for Waldo. When you find him, ask a store employee to stamp your passport. Get 10 stamps or more and we'll give you a button and a coupon toward the purchase of Waldo books. Get 20 or more and we'll enter you to win prizes at our Find Waldo Party on July 31st!

JOE HALSTEAD presents WEST VIRGINIA with JEREMY JONES & JULIA FRANKS

02/20/2017 - 6:00PM

Joe Halstead hails from West Virginia, whose state motto is Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free). Halstead’s debut novel, West Virginia, puts that motto to the test! A family suicide brings Jamie Paddock back to the place from which he’d escape years earlier. The novel offers a portrait of the people of Appalachia and life in a difficult, beautiful, and often misunderstood place. Jeremy Jones is the author of Bearwallow.  (Across the Blue Ridge Mountains stretches a world...

JOE HALSTEAD presents WEST VIRGINIA

02/20/2017 - 6:00PM

Joe Halstead hails from West Virginia, whose state motto is Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free). Halstead’s debut novel, West Virginia, puts that motto to the test! A family suicide brings Jamie Paddock back to the place from which he’d escape years earlier. The novel offers a portrait of the people of Appalachia and life in a difficult, beautiful, and often misunderstood place.

JOE HALSTEAD presents WEST VIRGINIA with JEREMY JONES, DAVID JOY & JULIA FRANKS

02/20/2017 - 6:00PM

Joe Halstead hails from West Virginia, whose state motto is Montani semper liberi (Mountaineers are always free). Halstead’s debut novel, West Virginia, puts that motto to the test! A family suicide brings Jamie Paddock back to the place from which he’d escape years earlier. The novel offers a portrait of the people of Appalachia and life in a difficult, beautiful, and often misunderstood place. Jeremy Jones is the author of Bearwallow.  (Across the Blue Ridge Mountains stretches a world...

HELEN SIMONSON presents THE SUMMER BEFORE THE WAR

02/21/2017 - 6:00PM

If you’re a Downton Abbey fan or a lover of historical fiction, this book is for you! Carol Memmott of The Washington Post notes that The Summer Before the War, is “a novel that begins in pre-World War I England and deftly observes the effect of war on the staid Edwardian sensibilities regarding gender, money and class.” We are honored to host the paperback debut! Simonson’s previous novel was the well-received and best-selling Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand.  

NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB discusses MISTER MONKEY

02/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for a discussion of Mister Monkey by Francine Prose.  

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

02/22/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.  

FRYE GAILLARD, NANCY PEACOCK & SUSAN RIVERS

02/22/2017 - 6:00PM

Susan Rivers’, The Second Mrs. Hockaday, Nancy Peacock’s, The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson, and Frye Gaillard’s Go South to Freedom, all deal with America’s slave history and racial divide in different ways. Join them for what is certain to be a substantive and timely discussion.  

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses HILLBILLY ELEGY

02/22/2017 - 7:00PM


WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE INVISIBILITY CLOAK

02/23/2017 - 7:00PM

Join host and Malaprop’s bookseller Justin Souther to discuss writers—and their literature—in translation and the cultural, political and artistic influences that mold them. The February pick is The Invisibility Cloak by Ge Fei, in a translation by Canaan Morse.  

LITERARY KARAOKE with featured reader LUCY CORIN

02/24/2017 - 6:00PM

We are thrilled to welcome back Laura Blackley as host extraordinaire for Literary Karaoke. Reviving a lost art of salon, we’re ready for you to read aloud from your favorite works of literature and give it all you’ve got! Lucy Corin, award-winning author of 100 Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses, will be featured this evening, reading from new material made for these times.  

NICHOLAS MAINIERI presents THE INFINITE

02/27/2017 - 6:00PM

In a novel spanning northern Mexico to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, two teenagers confront separation and the devastation that transcends borders. Mainieri’s debut coming-of-age novel, The Infinite, plumbs the reservoir of fervent, single-minded passion that is the hallmark of young love.

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/01/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

THE MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB discusses SWERVE

03/01/2017 - 7:00PM

One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.

CHARLIE LOVETT presents LOST BOOK OF THE GRAIL

03/02/2017 - 6:00PM

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman's Tale comes a new novel about an obsessive bibliophile's quest through time to discover a missing manuscript, the unknown history of an English Cathedral, and the secret of the Holy Grail.

VE SCHWAB presents CONJURING OF LIGHT

03/03/2017 - 6:00PM

Londons fall and kingdoms rise while darkness sweeps the Maresh Empire, and the fraught balance of magic blossoms into dangerous territory while heroes struggle. The direct sequel to A Gathering of Shadows, and the final book in the Shades of Magic epic fantasy series, A Conjuring of Light sees the newly minted New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab reach a thrilling conclusion concerning the fate of beloved protagonists--and old foes. This exciting event will take place...

CM SURRISI presents VAMPIRES ON THE RUN

03/04/2017 - 6:00PM

 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,...

POETRIO

03/05/2017 - 3:00PM

This month we will have Amie Whittemore, Rochelle Hurt & Matthew Olzmann.   Amie Whittemore(Glass Harvest), focuses on our intimate connection to the natural world and how it shapes us. The book explores the struggle of relationships changing (or ending) and how we come to understand and accept our past. Anyone prone to nostalgia and anyone who celebrates the smallest aspects of our everyday world will love Whittemore's work." Rochelle Hurt (In Which I Play the...

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB reads REAL MAN ADVENTURES

03/06/2017 - 7:00PM

T Cooper's "Real Man Adventures" is not a memoir. It's an adventure story--and one packed with all the requisite dark alleys, disguises, leading ladies, and plot twists.  Cooper's bold and bracing exploration of his transition to male unfurls in a series of inspired vignettes, intimate letters never sent, interviews, lists, and good old-fashioned stories that capture the range of the human experience. "Real Man Adventures" is a "sharp, hilarious, incredibly personal, and ingenuously honest...

RALPH HARDY presents ARGOS

03/07/2017 - 6:00PM

From a compelling new voice in middle grade literature comes a reimagination of The Odyssey told from the point of view of Odysseus' 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...

RALPH HARDY reads ARGOS

03/07/2017 - 6:00PM

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.

W.I.L.D. BOOK CLUB reads BOY, SNOW, BIRD

03/07/2017 - 7:00PM

THIS BOOK CLUB MEETS AT THE BATTERY PARK BOOK EXCHANGE In the winter of 1953, Boy Novak arrives by chance in a small town in Massachusetts looking, she believes, for beauty the opposite of the life she s left behind in New York. She marries Arturo Whitman, a local widower, and becomes stepmother to his winsome daughter, Snow.  A wicked stepmother is a creature Boy never imagined she d become, but elements of the familiar tale of aesthetic obsession begin to play themselves out when the...

MICHAEL KNIGHT presents EVENINGLAND

03/08/2017 - 6:00PM

Michael Knight is more than a master of the short story. He knows the true pace of life and does not cheat it, all the while offering whopping entertainment. His stories have been lauded by writers such Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Gilbert, Barry Hannah, and Richard Bausch. Now, with Eveningland he returns to the form that launched his career, delivering an arresting collection of interlinked stories set among the right kind of Mobile family in the years preceding a devastating...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/08/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

POETRY ON REQUEST

03/10/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poet, Tracey Schmidt, will talk with you one-on-one to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

THERESE ANN FOWLER celebrates ZELDA FITZGERALD DAY!

03/10/2017 - 6:00PM

There is no doubt that free-spirited Zelda Fiftzgerald was the embodiment of the spirit of Asheville, even if her death 68 years ago was long before Asheville was the place we know today. That said, we are excited to be a part of Zelda Fitzgerald Day - a daylong event to honor her life and work, and raising money for a local art studio that is catering to artists with addiction, homelessness and mental health needs. We will be taking part by having a reading of her work by Ann Fowler. Come join...

POETRY ON REQUEST

03/11/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poet Katherine Soniat and other local poets will talk with you one-on-one to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

GEORGE & ELIZABETH ELLISON presents LITERARY EXCURSIONS IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

03/12/2017 - 3:00PM

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....

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB reads WHOSE BODY?

03/13/2017 - 7:00PM

A corpse has been found in the bath of an architect's flat, wearing nothing but a pair of pince-nez. A financier has seemingly vanished into thin air from his bedroom. The ever-curious Lord Peter Wimsey is intrigued by these odd events. Ignoring the clumsy efforts of the official investigator looking into the death, the aristocratic amateur sleuth, accompanied by his valet, Bunter, a skilled photographer, begins his own inquiry. The gentleman detective soon becomes convinced that the two...

NATALIE GOLDBERG presents THE GREAT SPRING

03/13/2017 - 7:00PM

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...

WALTER ZIFFER presents CONFRONTING THE SILENCE

03/14/2017 - 7:00PM

This memoir chronicles the life of author Walter Ziffer and his life from work as a child in Czechoslovakia, a prisoner in eight Nazi concentration camps, an engineer with General Motors, a Christian minister, a New Testament and Old Testament scholar, a teacher and humanist, and a perpetual seeker after truth.

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses GUESTS ON EARTH

03/14/2017 - 12:00PM

It s 1936 when orphaned thirteen-year-old Evalina Toussaint is admitted to Highland Hospital, a mental institution in Asheville, North Carolina, known for its innovative treatments for nervous disorders and addictions. Taken under the wing of the hospital s most notable patient, Zelda Fitzgerald, Evalina witnesses cascading events that lead up to the tragic fire of 1948 that killed nine women in a locked ward, Zelda among them. Author Lee Smith has created, through a seamless blending of...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/15/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

PHILLIP LEWIS presents THE BARROWFIELDS

03/15/2017 - 7:00PM

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...

TIM GAUTREAUX presents SIGNALS

03/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Tim Gautreaux, author of The Clearing and The Missing, both historical novels, now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight from previous collections. Most are set Louisiana, by or on the Mississippi River, and others in North Carolina and even in midwinter Minnesota. But generally it's heat, humidity, and bugs that beset his people as they wrestle with affairs of the heart, matters of faith, and the pros and cons of tight-knit communities--a remarkable...

NOTORIOUS H.B.C. BOOK CLUB discusses 1924: THE YEAR THAT MADE HITLER

03/16/2017 - 7:00PM

Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich.  Everything that would come--the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea--all of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from...

MICHAEL FARRIS SMITH & DAVID JOY present their books DESPERATION ROAD & WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD

03/18/2017 - 7:00PM

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...

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES

03/19/2017 - 3:00PM

Join host Tommy Hays for this monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

WRITER'S COFFEEHOUSE

03/20/2017 - 7:00PM

The Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse is a monthly meeting where area writers come together to discuss the business of writing, gather shared knowledge, and network. Open to writers of all experience levels, whether you’re a New York Times-bestselling author or someone just thinking about picking up a pen and putting it to paper. Co-hosts include local authors Jake Bible, Beth Revis, Jamie Mason, and Nathan Ballingrud.

NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB discusses NUTSHELL

03/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home--a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse--but John's not here. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storytellers

ANDREW SKURKA presents the NAT. GEO ULTIMATE HIKER'S GUIDE

03/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/22/2017 - 10:00PM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

ANDREW FORSTHOEFEL presents WALKING TO LISTEN

03/22/2017 - 7:00PM

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...

LISA YARGER & PAM ENGLAND present their books LOVIE: THE STORY OF A SOUTHERN MIDWIFE and AN ANCIENT MAP FOR MODERN BIRTH

03/23/2017 - 7:00PM

LOVIE: THE STORY OF A SOUTHERN MIDWIFE: From 1950 until 2001, Lovie Beard Shelton practiced midwifery in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women; to those too poor to afford a hospital birth; and to a few rich enough to have any kind of delivery they pleased. Her life, which was about giving life, was conspicuously marked by loss, including the untimely death of her husband and the murder of her son.  Lovie is a...

LITERARY KARAOKE with LAURA BLACKLEY

03/24/2017 - 6:00PM

We are thrilled to welcome Laura Blackley as our host extraordinaire for Literary Karaoke. Read from your favorite works of literature (reviving a lost art) and give it all you’ve got!

ANDREW AYDIN present MARCH (a graphic novel trilogy)

03/26/2017 - 3:00PM

This is a not-to-miss event!!! Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis. March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March in a beautiful slipcase.   Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature....

GREG ILES presents MISSISSIPPI BLOOD

03/27/2017 - 7:00PM

Mississippi Blood is the enthralling conclusion to a breathtaking trilogy seven years in the making--one that has kept readers on the edge of their seats. With piercing insight, narrative prowess, and a masterful ability to blend history and imagination, New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles illuminates the brutal history of the American South in a highly atmospheric and suspenseful novel that delivers the shocking resolution his fans have eagerly awaited. During forty...

BRIDGE THE GAP BOOK CLUB discusses BELONGING

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM


YA PANEL - Coming of Age and First Love: Roshani Chokshi/CROWN OF WISHES, Sarah Nicole Lemon/DONE DIRT CHEAP, Shaila Patel/SOULMATED

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for this exciting night of YA authors talking on the theme: Coming of Age and First Love.   Crown of Wishes (Roshani Chokshi): Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORY TIME

03/29/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

YA PANEL - Coming of Age and First Love: Roshani Chokshi/CROWN OF WISHES, Sarah Nicole Lemon/DONE DIRT CHEAP, Shaila Patel/SOULMATED

03/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Join us for this exciting night of YA authors talking on the theme: Coming of Age and First Love.   Crown of Wishes (Roshani Chokshi): Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses KALPA IMPERIAL

03/30/2017 - 7:00PM

This is the first of Argentinean writer Angelica Gorodischer's nineteen award-winning books to be translated into English. In eleven chapters, "Kalpa Imperial"'s multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and political commentaries are all woven tapestry-style into Kalpa Imperial: beggars become emperors, democracies become dictatorships, and history becomes legends and stories. But this is much...

BREN MCCLAIN presents ONE GOOD MAMA BONE

04/01/2017 - 7:00PM

Set in early 1950s rural South Carolina, One Good Mama Bone chronicles Sarah Creamer s quest to find her mama bone, after she is left to care for a boy who is not her own but instead is the product of an affair between her husband and her best friend and neighbor, a woman she calls Sister. When her husband drinks himself to death, Sarah, a dirt-poor homemaker with no family to rely on and the note on the farm long past due, must find a way for her and young Emerson Bridge to survive....

POETRIO

04/02/2017 - 3:00PM

Join us for our monthy poetry reading - 3 poets at 3pm!!

LGBTQ BOOK CLUB reads NIGHT SKY WITH EXIT WOUNDS

04/03/2017 - 7:00PM


SOBHA RAO presents AN UNRESTORED WOMAN

04/03/2017 - 7:00PM

What an astonishing collection! Provoking, ferocious, moving, splendid, generous and essential. I seemed to finish the book in a different world than the one in which I began it.  Kelly Link, author of Get In Trouble and Stranger Things Happen In her mesmerizing debut, Shobha Rao recounts the untold human costs of one of the largest migrations in history. 1947: the Indian subcontinent is partitioned into two separate countries, India and Pakistan. And with one decree,...

CURRENT EVENTS BOOK CLUB reads KINGDOM OF THE UNJUST

04/04/2017 - 7:00PM


W.I.L.D. BOOK CLUB reads JUST KIDS

04/04/2017 - 7:00PM

*MEETS AT THE BATTERY PARK BOOK EXCHANGE

CHARLES VESS & EMOKE B'RACZ present WALKING THROUGH THE LANDSCAPE OF FAERIE

04/04/2017 - 7:00PM

Artist and illustrator Charles Vess returns to Malaprop’s with his extraordinarily beautiful book, Walking Through the Landscapes of Faerie. The book is a lush compilation of fantasy illustrations and writing from Vess as well as poems by Neil Gaiman, Gregory Maguire, Ursula K. le Guin, and others, including our owner, Emoke!

MALAPROP'S BOOK CLUB reads CIRCLING THE SUN

04/05/2017 - 7:00PM


MICHEL STONE presents BORDER CHILD in conversation with TOMMY HAYS

04/05/2017 - 7:00PM

For Hector and Lilia, pursuit of the American Dream became every parent's worst fear when their infant daughter vanished as they crossed from Mexico to the United States now they must try to get her back. With great empathy and a keen awareness of current events, Michel Stone delivers a novel of surpassing sensitivity and heart. Young lovers Hector and Lilia dreamed of a brighter future for their family in the United States. Hector left Mexico first, to secure work and housing, but when...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/05/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

MARY ELLEN HANNIBAL presents CITIZEN SCIENTIST

04/06/2017 - 7:00PM

In the vein of H Is for Hawk and the work of Rebecca Solnit and Elizabeth Kolbert--a masterful consideration of the profound, urgent necessity to bear witness to life and loss  Here is a wide-ranging adventure in becoming a citizen scientist by an award-winning writer and environmental thought leader. As Mary Ellen Hannibal wades into tide pools, follows hawks, and scours mountains to collect data on threatened species, she discovers the power of a heroic cast of volunteers--and...

ERIKA CARTER presents LUCKY YOU

04/07/2017 - 7:00PM

Three women, early twenties, find themselves aimlessly adrift in Erika Carter's fierce and darkly funny debut novel, Lucky You. Ellie, Chloe and Rachel are friends (sort of); waitresses at the same tired bar in the Arkansas college town they've stuck around in too long. Each is becoming unmoored in her own way: Ellie obliterates all feeling with alcohol and self-destructive acts of sexual promiscuity; Chloe pulls out patches of her hair and struggles to keep incipient mental illness at bay...

MARTIN HYATT & JEFF MANN present their books BEAUTIFUL GRAVITY and COUNTRY

04/08/2017 - 7:00PM

COUNTRY: Brice Brown sings about loyalty and broken hearts, the earnestness of being a proud Southerner, yet his popular country music lyrics are misdirection because Brice has kept hidden his attraction to men for all his life. But when a former lover--and band member--goes to the press with the truth, Brice finds himself sick of all the lies and returning to the sanctuary of his West Virginian hometown. The neighbors who used to be proud of the "local boy made good" turn on him. His record...

JEFF MANN present COUNTRY

04/08/2017 - 7:00PM

COUNTRY: Brice Brown sings about loyalty and broken hearts, the earnestness of being a proud Southerner, yet his popular country music lyrics are misdirection because Brice has kept hidden his attraction to men for all his life. But when a former lover--and band member--goes to the press with the truth, Brice finds himself sick of all the lies and returning to the sanctuary of his West Virginian hometown. The neighbors who used to be proud of the "local boy made good" turn on him. His record...

POETRY ON REQUEST

04/08/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poets engage you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

WRITERS AT HOME READING SERIES

04/09/2017 - 3:00PM

Join host Tommy Hays for this monthly reading series featuring work from UNCA’s Great Smokies Writing Program and The Great Smokies Review.

THE BIG MYSTERY PANEL!!!

04/10/2017 - 7:00PM

Enjoy an evening author panel made up of exciting mystery authors as they talk about their books, their craft, and perhaps a few of their secrets..... This year's Mystery Panel includes:  David Burnsworth - Southern Heat Susan Crawford - The Pocket Wife Georgia Elena Hartwell - One Dead, Two to Go Bryan Robinson - Limestone Gumption Jaden Terrell - Racing the Devil

ELIZABETH KOSTOVA launches THE SHADOW LAND**

04/11/2017 - 7:00PM

THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNCA HUMANITIES LECTURE HALL AND IT WILL BE TICKETED! TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON.  LOCAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR RON RASH WILL JOIN ELIZABETH IN CONVERSATION.  From the #1 bestselling author of The Historian comes an engrossing novel that spans the past and the present--and unearths the dark secrets of Bulgaria, a beautiful and haunted country.  A young American woman, Alexandra Boyd, has traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria, hoping that life abroad...

DISCUSSION BOUND BOOK CLUB discusses THE ART OF THE CON

04/11/2017 - 12:00PM

MEETS IN MALAPROP'S AT NOON

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/12/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS presents NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE US

04/13/2017 - 7:00PM

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly, Nylon and Elle JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he's startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though...

BONNIE MORRIS & PAT SPEARS present THE DISAPPEARING L: ERASURE OF LESBIAN SPACES & CULTURE and IT'S NOT LIKE I KNEW HER

04/14/2017 - 7:00PM

THE DISAPPEARING L: - LGBT Americans now enjoy the right to marry--but what will we remember about the vibrant cultural spaces that lesbian activists created in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s? Most are vanishing from the calendar--and from recent memory. The Disappearing L explores the rise and fall of the hugely popular women-only concerts, festivals, bookstores, and support spaces built by and for lesbians in the era of woman-identified activism. Through the stories unfolding in these...

POETRY ON REQUEST

04/14/2017 - 4:00PM

Our local poets engage you in conversation to craft a thoughtful poem just for you.

JOHN KESSEL presents THE MOON AND THE OTHER

04/15/2017 - 7:00PM

moon, a society that is flawed by love and sex, and on the brink of a destructive civil war.  In the middle of the twenty-second century, over three million people live in underground cities below the moon's surface. One city-state, the Society of Cousins, is a matriarchy, where men are supported in any career choice, but no right to vote--and tensions are beginning to flare as outside political intrigues increase.  After participating in a rebellion that caused his mother's death,...

WRITER'S COFFEE HOUSE

04/17/2017 - 7:00PM

The Asheville/WNC Writers Coffeehouse is a monthly meeting where area writers come together to discuss the business of writing, gather shared knowledge, and network. Open to writers of all experience levels, whether you’re a New York Times-bestselling author or someone just thinking about picking up a pen and putting it to paper. Co-hosts include local authors Jake Bible, Beth Revis, Jamie Mason, and Nathan Ballingrud.

NEW & NOTABLE BOOK CLUB discusses TRANSIT

04/18/2017 - 7:00PM


TAYLOR BROWN & ROBERT MORGAN present THE RIVER OF KINGS and CHASING THE NORTH STAR

04/19/2017 - 7:00PM

TAYLOR BROWN grew up on the Georgia coast. He has lived in Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and the mountains of western North Carolina. His fiction has appeared in more than twenty publications including The Baltimore Review, The North Carolina Literary Review, and storySouth. He is the recipient of the Montana Prize in Fiction, and was a finalist in both the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize . His short story collection In the Season of...

MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/19/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

NOTORIOUS H.B.C. BOOK CLUB discusses THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO

04/20/2017 - 7:00PM


CYNTHIA D'APRIX SWEENEY presents THE NEST

04/20/2017 - 2:15PM

Instant New York Times Bestseller; named a Best Book of 2016 by People, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Refinery29, NPR and LibraryReads. Hilarious and big-hearted, The Nest is a stellar debut. People Her writing is like really good dark chocolate: sharper and more bittersweet than the cheap stuff, but also too delicious not to finish in one sitting. Entertainment Weekly Humor and delightful irony abound in this lively first...

SCOTT MAHAN presents ARE YOU AFRAID OF SNAKES?: A DOCTOR'S EXPLORATION OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

04/21/2017 - 7:00PM

Are You Afraid of Snakes? describes the author's 5-year medical journey from Africa to Appalachia, as he encounters many alternative approaches to medicine (voodoo, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, hot yoga, barefoot running, performance enhancing drinks, titanium necklaces, magnets, hypnosis, detoxification diets, and ayurvedic medicine). Dr. Mahan relates his personal and often humorous experiences in the dual worlds of alternative and Western medicine. He offers an...

CAROLINE MCALLISTER presents JOHN RONALD'S DRAGON

04/22/2017 - 11:00AM

A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien. John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were...

MAJORIE AGOSTIN & EMOKE B'RACZ present HOME: AN IMAGINED LANDSCAPE

04/23/2017 - 3:00PM

"Our century has become marked by the distinct, bitter tinge of nomadism and emigration." The sixteen essays in this book are by writers from diverse parts of the world recalling their experiences and emotions of what is meant by the concept of Home. Each essay is written with evocative and often lyrical tones of great beauty as well as lucidity. Many of the essays describe homes that exist no longer, and homes that have changed or disappeared through time. Yet the power of place is real: each...

JOHN COX presents TO KILL A PEOPLE: GENOCIDE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

04/24/2017 - 7:00PM

There have been numerous books on genocide in the last twenty years, butTo Kill a People offers a different approach. It is one of the few books on genocide expressly written for use in the college classroom. The book includes four case studies--the Armenian, Nazi, Cambodian, and Rwandan genocides--and substantive introductory and concluding chapters that contribute to two key debates within genocide studies: how to define "genocide" and place it in relation to other mass atrocities, and...

KIM DINAN presents THE YELLOW ENVELOPE

04/25/2017 - 4:30PM

After Kim and her husband decide to quit their jobs to travel around the world, they're given a yellow envelope containing a check and instructions to give the money away. The only three rules for the envelope: Don't overthink it; share your experiences; don't feel pressured to give it all away. Through Ecuador, Peru, Nepal, and beyond, Kim and Brian face obstacles, including major challenges to their relationship. As she distributes the gift to people she encounters along the way she learns...

BRIDGING THE GAP BOOK CLUB reads WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS

04/26/2017 - 7:00PM


MISS MALAPROP'S STORYTIME

04/26/2017 - 10:00AM

Malaprop’s hosts storytime with Miss Malaprop herself! Join us with your wee ones every week on Wednesdays at 10 am for classic and contemporary stories sure to enchant and entertain. Together, we’ll introduce children to the wonderful world of books! Recommended for ages 3-9.

ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM

WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN?: BASED ON A TRUE CRIME:  Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.  Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a little odd. He wears those funny bell-bottoms and he really likes the word ennui and he shakes your hand when he meets you, but he's also the kind of guy who's always up for a good time, always happy to lend a hand...

WORKS IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB discusses THE FUTUROLOGICAL CONGRESS

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM


MEGAN MIRANDA presents THE PERFECT STRANGER

04/27/2017 - 7:00PM

In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls--a "fiendishly plotted thriller" ( Publishers Weekly)--a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.  Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah...

RHAPSODIST LITERARY JOURNAL Student Reading (AB Tech)

04/28/2017 - 3:00PM

The Rhapsodist Literature & Arts Journal is the work of A-B Tech students and staff.  They will be reading from selected works. 

ALLAN WOLF & JOANNE O'SULLIVAN present WHO KILLED CHRISTOPHER GOODMAN? and BETWEEN TWO SKIES

04/29/2017 - 7:00PM

Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic, New Found Land: Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery, and Zane's Trace. Allan Wolf lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Inspired by a tragic true event in his past, Allan Wolf examines the circumstances of one boy's inexplicable murder and the fateful summer leading up to it.  Everybody likes Chris Goodman. Sure, he's a...

JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN presents LONG BLACK VEIL

04/30/2017 - 7:00PM

For fans of The Secret History and The Poison Tree, a novel about a woman whose family and identity are threatened by the secrets of her past, from the New York Times bestselling author of She's Not There  On a warm August night in 1980, six college students sneak into the dilapidated ruins of Philadelphia's Eastern State Penitentiary, looking for a thrill. With a pianist, a painter and a teacher among them, the friends are full of potential. But it's not long...

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