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Brown releases new cookbook

Leanne Brown will present her new cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4 a Day at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Her book is designed for those on the strictest of budgets, particularly those on the U.S. food stamp budget. This book is great, though, for anyone wanting to eat really well cheaply. Good and Cheap features tips on shopping and kitchen equipment, and more than a hundred easy, flexible recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

828.586.9499.

 

New Crawford book, reception

There will be a reception for writer Ruth Pangle Crawford at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. 

The event will celebrate the release of her book, The Story of Cinder. In her book, Crawford remembers a time in her childhood when living by a railroad track, she grew up listening for the train whistle, running down the hill to wave at the conductor and brakeman, who waved back. And then one cold December day, as she waited on her rock, watching the steam of the locomotive some closer, the train began to slow down. Something strange was happening, and so the story of Cinder began. 

828.586.9499.

 

Christians share stories about homosexuality

Written by members of the First United Methodist Church in Waynesville, Journeying toward Reconciliation will be presented at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

These stories explore the writers’ experience as gay and lesbian Christians and as parents and friends of gay and lesbian persons. Members of the group will be present to share some of the stories and talk about the experiences behind the book and the process that produced it.

www.blueridgebooksnc.com or 828.456.6000.

 

Hidden military bases in N.C. mountains

Sylva author Mary Joyce will present her latest book Underground Military Bases Hidden in North Carolina Mountains at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

The book compiles information gathered by Joyce over several years about secret military facilities in North Carolina. The information about the secret bases is mostly from those with military, law enforcement and high security backgrounds plus citizens who have stumbled upon evidence. Joyce is also the author of Cherokee Little People Were Real and Tangible Evidence of Jesus.

www.citylightsnc.com

 

Ringo to present new mystery

Author J.T. Ringo will discuss his book Investment in Murder at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville.

Normally, Buck Creek, North Carolina and Tampa, Florida, would not have much in common. Not so in the case of the murder of Jefferson Comstock Jr. of Comstock Land Developers headquartered in Tampa. Shot and killed while acquiring property in Buck Creek for the Logan Lake Condominiums, Junior’s influential father insists on the Tampa PD sending help to the local sheriff, Roy Harper, in Buck Creek. 

As the body count rises in the Tampa Bay area, PI Taylor McCann, his assistant David Hathaway, and Detective Thea Mikos, unravel the jigsaw puzzle of clues in both the Tampa Bay area and North Carolina.    

www.blueridgebooksnc.com or 828.456.6000.

 

‘English on the Ides’ discussion series 

Western Carolina University’s Department of English is sponsoring a series of informal public discussions, “English on the Ides,” focused on research being conducted by members of WCU’s English faculty at 1 p.m. on select Sundays at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

“Bringing examples of in-progress and recent research into the community, these talks create a forum for academic knowledge that highlights how English as a discipline and the humanities in general intersect with everyday, non-academic life,” said Paul Worley, a WCU assistant professor of English who worked with bookstore staff to organize the series.

The series will continue Sept. 13 when Worley discusses “Maya Book Arts on Exhibit at the WCU Fine Art Museum.” Laura Wright, associate professor and head of the English department, will talk about her book The Vegan Studies Project on Oct. 11, and English professor Annette Debo will present “Poets are Lyric Historians: The Necessary Past for African-American Poets” on Oct. 25.

For more information about the series, contact Worley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the bookstore at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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