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Author events at Fearrington's McIntyre bookstore

By Rebekah Cowell
Posted Thursday, January 29, 2004

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Saturday, January 31 at 11:00am

The fair and very talented Haven Kimmel will read from her new novel, Something Rising: Light and Swift in the Barn. In her first two books, Haven Kimmel claimed her spot on the literary scene - surprising readers with her memoir, A Girl Named Zippy, and winning an outpouring of critical acclaim for her first novel, The Solace of Leaving Early. Now, in her second novel, she brings to the page a heroine's tireless quest for truth, love, justice, and the perfect game of 9-ball.

Cassie Claiborne's world is riddled with problems beyond her control: her hard- living, pool-shooting father has another wife; her stoic, long-suffering mother is incapable of moving herself mentally away from the kitchen window; her sister Belle is a tempest of fragility and brilliance; her closest friends, Puck and Emmy, are adolescent harbingers of their own doomed futures. Frustrated by her inability to care deeply enough for so many troubled souls, Cassie finds in the local pool hall an oasis of green felt where she can master objects and restrain her emotions.

Remarkable for its tough tenderness, Something Rising (Light and Swift) is an astonishing work of pure heartbreak.

Haven Kimmel studied English and creative writing at Ball State University and North Carolina State University. She also attended seminary at the Earlham School of Religion. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Sunday, February 1 at 2:00pm

Mystery author Blake Crouch will read from his new book Desert Places: A Novel of Terror.

Call McIntyre's Bookstore at 919-542-3030 for further details.

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