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Wednesday, 15 June 2011 13:10

Waynesville library offers new Southern book series

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Friends of the Haywood Library will offer a new series, Discovering the Literary South, the Louis D. Rubin Jr. Series, from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning June 23 at the Waynesville branch in the auditorium.

The books in this series demonstrate the “southern-ness” which Rubin noted in his study of Southern literature in the 1950s. The books in the series were all published within the last 20 years, and the region these books travel is home to coal miners, peach growers, tenant farmers, storekeepers, Pentecostal preachers and rockabilly crooners.

The five books to be discussed are Gap Creek: The Story of a Marriage on June 23, A Virtuous Woman, July 14, The Jew Store, Aug. 11; Clover, Aug. 25; and The Coal Tatoo, A Novel, Sept. 15.

The books are free and available at the library beginning June 2.  Discussions will be led by scholars and professors from nearby colleges and universities.

828.456.5311 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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