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New work from Hite

Ann Hite will present her new novel Sleeping Above Chaos at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. 

Set in Black Mountain, Sleeping Above Chaos is a blend of historical research and a tightly woven story. Imagine the relationship triangle from East of Eden and set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Add a couple of ghosts, a good measure of dysfunction, and a whole lot of twists and turns, and Hite's fourth novel returns to Swannanoa Gap, a small town at the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters while revisiting some favorites from her previous novels.



•Cookin’ the Books will be held at noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Waynesville Public Library. A book club focused on cookbooks. All members choose a recipe from the book and bring it to share. The group will discuss the good and bad aspects of the chosen cookbook. This book club meets on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Kathy at 828.356.2507.

•“The Power of Words” workshop will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Waynesville Public Library. Spiritual counselor Sheila Kaye will host the discussion, which will focus on the power of spoken word. Free, but signup required. 828.356.2507. 

•Storytellers Lee Lyons and Nancy Reeder will host their presentation “Philly Cheese Steak Meets Southern Fried Everything” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Macon County Public Library in Franklin. 

•The NetWest program of the North Carolina Writers Network will host an open mic night at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. Folks are encouraged to bring their poetry or short pieces to share. www.citylightsnc.com or 828.586.9499.

•Authors RF Wilson and Richard Von der Veen will each hold discussions at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville. Wilson will present his Rick Ryder mystery series at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3. Von der Veen will pose the question “Where does it all begin?” from his book of poetry at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. 828.456.6000.

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