Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday, 12/11 - Sunday, 12/14: An Accent on Books Quadruple-header!

Four author events in four days! Just another weekend at Your Favorite Bookstore. Here's the scoop:

Thursday, 12/11, 6:00 PM: Howard Hanger. As if he weren't busy enough being a jazz musician, newspaper columnist, and renegade Methodist minister, Howard is the founder and headmaster of Hanger Hall -- A Middle School for Girls. His new book, A Precious Window of Time, co-authored with Dr. Vicki Garlock, is a parenting and educational manual based on that experience. We will also have copies of Howard's earlier book of religious meditations, Drink Deeply with Delight.

Friday, 12/12, 6:00 PM: Sarah Addison Allen. A customer favorite, Sarah is author of the national bestsellers, Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen. On Friday, in ** an Accent on Books exclusive, ** she will be reading from her forthcoming novel, The Girl Who Chased the Moon. And, of course, she'll be happy to sign copies of her earlier books.

Saturday, 12/13, 3:00 PM: Cecil Bothwell. Chances are, if you live in Buncombe County or the immediate environs, you've heard of Bobby Medford, the ex-sheriff and now convicted felon who used his office to set up an extortion and racketeering operation involving illegal gambling. Cecil Bothwell has all the lowdown on this scandal, and has gathered it into a book entitled, appropriately enough, Pure Bunkum. Cecil will be here Saturday to give us his own, unique take on this bit of mountain madness.

Sunday, 12/14, 3:00 PM: Joan Medlicott. Not only is this Barnardsville writer the author of the nationally acclaimed "Covington" series of novels (no connection to the present writer), she is also a great friend of independent bookstores. And when Joan and her writing group meet at Accent on Books twice a month, her four-legged cohort Daisy is a charming and enthusiastic greeter of everyone who walks through the door. Joan's latest book, Promises of Change, is not due out till January, but here is a perfect opportunity to meet her and complete your own collection of her works; and, of course, get autographed copies as gifts for all the present and future Medlicott fans on your list.

Whew! 854 Merrimon Avenue is obviously the happenin' place to be. For more, check out our website.

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