N.C. Events: John Hart, Elizabeth Edwards, Michael Malone & More

The next week brings some heavy-hitters to bookstores in the Triangle and throughout Eastern North Carolina, so even if there’s rain in the forecast, there’s still plenty to enjoy indoors: not just a chance to meet and greet some great authors but also a good book to take home and curl up with while the rain continues its onslaught.

John Hart returns with his third book, The Last Child, and while I was an occasional skeptic of the first two, this one proved a real joy of a read. I’ve got a full review coming up soon, and then an essay on Hart’s novels in the upcoming North Carolina Literary Review, and will alert you to both. In the meantime, don’t miss the author at a couple of bookstores in the coming days: Durham’s Regulator Bookshop on Friday evening, May 15, and then McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village on Saturday morning, May 16. More events ahead for Hart; you can find the full calendar at the MetroBooks link to your right. 

Elizabeth Edwards comes to Raleigh’s Quail Ridge Books on Saturday evening, May 16, to discuss her much-hyped memoir, Resilience: Meditations on the Burdens and Gifts of Facing Life’s Adversities, which discusses her grief over the loss of her teenage son, her struggles with breast cancer, and her husband’s affair during his failed bid for the Democratic nomination for president. FYI: Just don’t mention that other woman’s name. 

Michael Malone, interviewed here, continues his book tour with an event on Monday night, May 18, at the Regulator.

And a couple of books with local interest round out a list of great highlights:

  • James Dodson writes in his new memoir,  A Son of the Game: A Story of Golf, Going Home, and Sharing Life’s Lessons, about returning to Southern Pines and finding new meaning in his life; he’ll be at the Country Bookshop in Southern Pines this afternoon, Thursday, May 14, and at Quail Ridge Books on Monday evening, May 18. 
  • And Ray McAllister discusses his new book, Hatteras Island: Keeper of the Outer Banks, at the Barnes & Noble at The Streets at Southpoint in Durham on Wednesday, May 20; at the Barnes & Noble in Cary on Thursday, May 21; and at Manteo Booksellers in Manteo on Saturday, May 23.

For a full calendar and for links to these and other bookstores, visit the MetroBooks listings here or at the right.

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