06/29/2017 - 7:15PM
In "Brutal Silence" Alex Harrington’s gentile southern world shatters when two strangers drag her from a tourist bus while she’s on vacation in Mexico City. She wakes on a grit-covered cement floor, head throbbing, looking up into the terrified faces of a dozen women and the brutal world of human trafficking. A champion runner, Alex escapes and returns to run her free clinic in North Carolina, haunted by the faces of the women she was unable to save. When a battered woman seeks refuge at her...
07/01/2017 - 1:00PM
Come join author Carrie Knowles as she leads this awesome workshop focusing on character! She'll talk about developing characters, as well as writing with prompts. This workshop is open to ages 14+ There is a $40 fee, which covers the workshop and a book. Don't miss this chance to meet with an author and discover new tricks to help boost your own writing!
07/10/2017 - 11:00AM
This month's selection "Lowcountry Bonfire" by Susan M. Boyes.
07/11/2017 - 6:00PM
This month's selection is "The Night Ocean" by Paul La Farge.
07/13/2017 - 4:30PM
This month's selection is "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl.
07/14/2017 - 4:30PM
This month's selection is "Spy School" by Stuart Gibbs.
07/15/2017 - 12:00PM
Cecil and the Big Wave is the first installment of the Cecil the Littlest Ant series. This first book is about a little ant who, through surfing, learns that his courage is big enough to conquer anything! North Carolina author Adam W. Jones has written both fiction and children’s books, and has written articles for several magazines. Like many good Southerners, Adam has always had a passion for telling and writing a good story. In Cecil and the Big Wave, Adam shares his own childhood love of...
07/16/2017 - 1:00PM
Come meet author J.C. Sasser as she discusses her debut novel, "Gradle Bird." “Lush, haunting and imaginative, Gradle Bird marks J.C. Sasser as America’s new Southern Gothic darling, a name soon to be spoken alongside the likes of Harper Lee and Carson McCullers.” –Bren McClain, author of One Good Mama Bone “Anyone who doesn’t fall in love with Gradle Bird, the character, might want to stop by an Urgent Care facility for an EKG. Anyone not totally mesmerized by the world depicted in Gradle...
07/17/2017 - 6:00PM
This month's selection is "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel.
07/20/2017 - 6:00PM
This month's selection is "Truthwitch" by Susan Dennard.
07/25/2017 - 4:00PM
Don't miss this awesome book launch event for author Alan Gratz! We will have representatives from Welcome House (Welcome House Raleigh is a temporary reception home for refugees who do not have a place to live upon arrival. We provide a safe home, settlement assistance and bridges into the community.) as well as several refugees that will share their experience in a conversation with Alan. Pre-order the book here: http://www.page158books.com/book/9780545880831 **Alan will be signing books...
07/27/2017 - 11:00AM
This month's selection is "The Day I Died" by Lori Rader-Day.
07/29/2017 - 2:00PM
Echoes from the Alum Chine is set in Baltimore in the early part of the 20th Century, and chronicles the lives of three families touched by a barely-remembered waterfront disaster –on March 7, 1913, the steamer Alum Chine, loaded with 350 tons of dynamite, explodes in the Baltimore harbor. Charles Sherwood, the founder of the company that insures the steamer, is among the first to hear the blast. While he attempts to cope with the consequences that include his son’s diffidence to the calamity...
10/12/2017 - 7:00PM
Come meet Diane Chamberlain as she discusses her book "The Stolen Marriage"! Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author of 24 novels published in more than twenty languages. Influenced by her former career as a social worker and psychotherapist, she writes suspenseful stories that touch both heart and mind.
10/20/2017 - 12:00PM
Come meet Wiley Cash as he discusses "The Last Ballad." “There’s hardscrabble, and then there’s no-scrabble, when everything in the world is stacked against you. The Last Ballad does honor to those no-scrabble mill workers in North Carolina who risked their lives in 1929 to go on strike for a living wage and the chance at a decent life. Wiley Cash pulls no punches in this gorgeous, gut-wrenching novel, and that’s entirely as it should be for a story of desperate people. In an era when American...