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To an Anxious, Isolated Teen Girl, David Sedaris Offered Far More than Funny Essays

Sedaris comes to Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium on Monday, Oct. 23.

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Shawn Wen’s Unorthodox Book About Mime Somehow Gives Voice to the Eloquent Silence of Marcel Marceau

Wen, a former Durham resident, returns to read from A Twenty Minute Silence Followed by Applause at Letters Bookshop on Thursday, Oct. 12.

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Denise Kiernan's The Last Castle Puts Detailed Human Faces in the Windows of Asheville’s Historic Biltmore Estate

Kiernan, who scored a hit a few years ago with The Girls of Atomic City, visits various Triangle bookstores this week.

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The Southern Oral History Program Noticed a Lack of Asian-American Voices in Its Archive. Southern Mix Is the Fix.

The new initiative will document the stories of one of the fastest growing demographics in the country.

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From X-Men to Deadpool, Comics Writer Chris Sims Is Taking It Back to '92

We geek out with Sims about the allure of nineties X-Men, a legendary Atari video game contest, and how he learned to love Rob Liefeld.

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Durham's Jessamyn Stanley, Author of Every Body Yoga, on Conquering Self-Hate to Become a National Yoga-for-All Advocate

We speak with Stanley on the eve of two Raleigh book-release events at Quail Ridge Books and N.C. State.

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Natalie C. Anderson Worked with Refugees in Raleigh. Now She’s Coming Back to Launch Her Debut YA Novel About Refugees in Africa.

The author of City of Saints & Thieves comes to Quail Ridge Books on March 13, appearing on a panel with Alwyn Hamilton, Lesley Livingston, and Renée Ahdieh.

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In John Darnielle's Universal Harvester, Found-Footage Fiction Slowly Shatters Into Something Even Stranger

Darnielle celebrates his second novel, following 2014's National Book Award long-listed Wolf in White Van, with events at Motorco and Quail Ridge Books.

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Crook's Corner Book Prize Winner Hide Is a Historical Portrait of Gay Oppression Inspired by the Modern Variety

Matthew Griffin's graceful novel was selected by the restaurant as the best literary debut set in the South of 2016.

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