Escape to the backroads with guidebook author

Carolyn Sakowski will read from the third edition of her book, Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads, at noon on Friday, Oct. 7, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Scenery, history and folklore intertwine in 21 unique tours that span across the beaten paths of Appalachia. The book serves as a guide for anyone in search of a journey, whether it is a day trip, hike, or cycling adventure. The latest edition includes updated directions, additional sites and photographs and nearby recreational facilities for spur-of-the-moment opportunities.

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