Dale Neal presents Appalachian Book of the Dead

at in store on 09/11/2019, 06:00 pm
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Dale Neal   
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"Asheville", NC
Dale Neal presents Appalachian Book of the Dead Angel Garcia Jones left behind a trail of bodies before disappearing in the deep woods. Believed dead to be dead though his body was never found, Angel still haunts the neighbors of Yonah, North Carolina.Cal and Joy McAlister are new arrivals from Chicago. A retired commodity trader, self-sober alcoholic, and heart attack survivor, Cal finds himself growing restless. His wife, Joy, a physical therapist turned potter, wants to reshape her life and marriage. The caretaker of a girl's summer camp, Doyle Smathers, becomes their handyman, fetching Cal a batch of fake moonshine and building Joy a kiln. He's also caring for a new guest, Sharon Morse, the camp owner's granddaughter, who's detoxing herself with Buddhist meditation while living alone in a yurt. Angel's energy still haunts the woods, driving these four people together and apart in unexpected ways (Google Books). Dale Neal is the winner of the 2009 Novello Literary Award for his first novel, "Cow Across America." He has an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College, and he has published his short stories and essays in Arts & Letters, Carolina Quarterly, Crescent Review, Marlboro Review and elswhere. One of the last surviving American journalists, he lives and works in Asheville with his wife, Cynthia, a veterinary technician student. When he's not at work on the next novel, he can be found out hiking the Mountains-to-Sea Trail in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains with his pet Lab, Pearl. This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you purchase the books you want to be signed at our events from Malaprop’s. When you do this you are not only supporting the work it takes to run an events program, you are also telling the publishers that they should keep sending authors here. Can’t make it to the store for the event? Call us or order the book on our website in advance, and we’ll get it signed for you. Make sure you write your preferences in the comments if you purchase online. Event date: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 6:00pm

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