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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

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Herin work discusses Nazis, poetry 

Local writer Miriam Herin will discuss her book, A Stone for Bread, at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

In this new novel, enterprising graduate student Rachel Singer in 1997 decides to talk to disgraced North Carolina poet and former Duke University professor Henry Beam. She’s intent on learning what really happened 34 years earlier, when Beam published a group of poems that he claimed were written by a prisoner in the Nazi concentration camp Mauthausen in Austria.

Herin recently earned a starred Kirkus Review and was featured as one of Kirkus’ Indie Books of the Month for March. She has also received an honorable mention at the Florida Book Festival, and has been invited to the Alabama Book Festival. 



Panel to discuss Gawande work

There will be a guided discussion of Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, at the Waynesville Library Auditorium. 

There will be a refreshment break at 5 p.m. and ample time for questions. Leading the discussion will be Michael Pass, M.D., Medical Director of Haywood Hospice and Palliative Care and the Homestead, and William Everett, PhD, Ethics Professor Emeritus at Andover Newton Theological School.

Copies of the book are available for purchase at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville. 


Kautz releases inspirational novel

Franklin author James Kautz will read from his inspirational work Digger at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

In Digger, respected biblical archaeologist and professor Paul Gartin has a dream — to prove the existence of the elusive Old Testament kingdom of David with scientific, objective facts.

Educated in theology, Kautz did archaeological fieldwork in Palestine’s West Bank, Jordan, and Israel for nine summers. He taught biblical studies and church history for three colleges.


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