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Roberts returns with new novel

Author Terry Roberts will present his latest novel, “The Sky Club,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva. 

Roberts’ direct ancestors have lived in the mountains of Western North Carolina since the time of the Revolutionary War. Many of them farmed in the Big Pine section of Madison County, a place that to this day is much as it’s portrayed in “The Sky Club.” 

Roberts’ debut novel, “A Short Time to Stay Here,” won the “Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction,” and his second novel, “That Bright Land,” won the “Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award,” as well as the “James Still Award for Writing about the Appalachian South.” Both novels won the annual “Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction,” given to the author of the best novel written by a North Carolinian. 

Born and raised near Weaverville, Roberts is the director of the National Paideia Center and lives in Asheville with his wife, Lynn.

To reserve copies of Roberts’ books, please call City Lights Bookstore at 828.586.9499.

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