August Events at Blue Ridge Books
Events at Blue Ridge Books
Saturday, August 10 at 3:00 pm The Heart of the King by Curtis Sikes and Sheena Kohlmeyer
This is a children’s book for ages 6-12. Leo is a young lion and the son of the great King Lionel. Leo has little paws and little claws. He often compares himself to his friends who are bigger and stronger. Follow Leo on an adventure to find his roar and to discover what it means to have The Heart of a King.
Saturday, August 17 at 3:00 pm Pisgah Press Authors
Sarah-Ann Smith, a novelist, essayist, retired U.S. diplomat and former Asheville resident, will lead off with her acclaimed novel, Trang Sen, which focuses on a young Vietnamese woman as she comes of age through the fear and turmoil of the Viet Nam War. She will be joined by Fairview-based poet Donna Lisle Burton, author of Letting Go, Collected Poems 1983-2003, whose work has appeared in dozens of publications over the past 20 years; and A. D. Reed, author of the popular writers guide, Reed’s Homophones: a comprehensive book of sound-alike words.
Sunday, August 18 at 3:00 pm Chimes from a Cracked Southern Bell by Susan Reinhardt
Awarding winning Asheville Citizen Times columnist Susan Reinhardt will read from her newest book—her first novel. She is author of six books along with many anthologies. Come and enjoy the humorous and hilarious characters of Chimes.
Saturday, August 24 at 3:00 pm Old Mountain Press Anthologies
Contributors to the Old Mountain Press Anthology Series will read from any of the 22 selected anthologies their poetry and short prose.
Sunday, August 25 at 3:00 pm Love in the Time of War by Phyllis Inman Barnett
Barnett grew up on the west fork of the Pigeon River in the 1950's. As part of the fund raising efforts to restore Inman Chapel in 2007, Barnett wrote her first book: At the Foot of Cold Mountain Sunburst and the Universalists at Inman’s Chapel. Barnett’s second book, Love in the time of War is a work of fiction set in Florida and Kashmir near the border between India and Pakistan where violence erupts between neighbors over land and religious differences.
Saturday, August 31 at 3:00 pm Sam’s Place by Bob Mustin
This new collection of interwoven stories gives readers a peek inside the lives of Sam Witherspoon’s rural pool hall patrons. Bob Mustin has had a brief naval career and a longer one as a civil engineer, and has been a North Carolina Writers Network writer-in-residence at Peace College.
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