A&E Briefs

Literary events

Sylva monthly book club

A monthly book club is being currently offered at the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva.

Each month, a library staff member will be discussing some of the new book titles that the library has received. Particular attention will be paid to “under the radar” titles and authors, new releases, and other books that the staff is excited about. 

The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Conference Room. The book to be discussed this month is “Moon of the Crusted Snow” by Waubgeshig Rice. This novel is a daring post-apocalyptic thriller focused on a rural Indigenous community in northern Canada. “Moon of the Crusted Snow” follows a group of community members after they are cut off from the rest of the world amidst a societal collapse. 

All are welcome, and no registration is required. For more information on when the club will meet, please call the library at 828.586.2016.

Robbins reading, book signing

Carly Robbins (aka: Robbin Monteith) will present her latest book, “Secret Series: Secrets of the Unforgiven,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Robbins invites readers to come take a trip home with Katelynn. Enjoy a glass of lemonade on the porch swing while listening to the night bugs sing with her true love, who just happens to be a vampire, Corbin. 

Katelynn has come home to see her much-loved family. Has the very essence of evil followed her home, or was it there all along? She will need to rally her entire clan of vampires, fairies, and immortals — can they, will they, be able to defeat an unimaginable evil by the name of Savar?

Monteith has lived in Bryson City for many years. To reserve copies of “Secrets of the Unforgiven,” please call the bookstore at 828.586.9499. 

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