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Wednesday, 17 August 2016 00:00

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Lane presents latest novel

John Lane will discuss his latest book, Coyote Settles the South, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Acclaimed writer Ron Rash, author of Serena, says “Lane takes readers into the heart of nature as well as into the nature of the heart, and he writes with wonder, wisdom, and profound attentiveness.”

Coyote Settles the South is about Lane’s journey through the Southeast, as he visits coyote territories, meets and observes those who interact with the animals, and gains insight on the migration of the American coyote, an animal that, in the end, surprises him with its intelligence, resilience, and amazing adaptability.

Lane is a professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College. He has published several volumes of poetry, essays, and a novel, as well as a selection of his online columns, The Best of the Kudzu Telegraph. 

To reserve copies of Coyote Settles the South,  call City Lights Bookstore at 828.586.9499.


Know the real pit bull story

The Jackson County Public Library and City Lights Bookstore are partnering in a presentation and book signing with Bronwen Dickey at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the library in Sylva. 

Dickey will discuss her book, Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, which examines the history and myths of the breed. Hal Herzog, Western Carolina University professor, and author Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat, said about Pit Bull, “This is one of best dog books you will ever read. But, it is also about the big stuff — the moral status of animals, the science of nature and nurture, the role of race in our culture…”

To reserve copies of Pit Bull, call City Lights Bookstore at 828.586.9499.


Kendrick releases first collection

Robert Kendrick will be presenting his first collection of poetry, Winter Skin, at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at City Lights Bookstore.

Renowned writer Ron Rash commented, “Kendrick’s poems transport the reader into the deep, dark souls of his narrators, but the elegance of his language gives the poems a rough, hard-earned grace. Winter Skin marks the debut of a very talented poet.”

Kendrick grew up in Illinois and Iowa, but found a home in South Carolina. He now lives in Clemson with his wife and their dogs. His poems appear in The Louisiana Literature, South Carolina Review, Kestrel, The James Dickey Review, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, The Main Street Rag, and more. 

To reserve copies of Winter Skin, call City Lights Bookstore at 828.586.9499.



• The works of storyteller Donald Davis will be discussed during the next book club meeting at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Canton Public Library. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided. 828.648.2924.

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