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This week at McIntyre's Fine Books

Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Pittsboro, NC - McIntyre's has something for everyone this weekend, starting Friday with one of the Raleigh News & Observer's Recommended Summer Reads authors, then two events on Saturday - both are fiction with a mysterious twist - and ending up on Sunday with the ever-clever Debbie Moose talking about her latest cookbook.

McIntyre's Literary Open Mic Night: Thursday, August 6 at 9pm
Everyone with pen in hand - poetry, short stories, chapter from a novel, personal recollections and commentary - all are welcome. Listeners are always needed, even critics! Call Pete at McIntyre's for details or to sign up. (919) 542-3030

Katherine Wood Wolfe & Bettye Clary Toomey: Friday, August 7th at 2pm
Katherine Wood Wolfe & Bettye Clary Toomey will be on hand to talk about Savannah On My Mind. In this memoir, featured in the News & Observer's Summer Reads list, "Betsy" Bettye Clary Toomey recalls memories of growing up in this great southern city. For many locals, Clary's Drugstore was the place to meet friends, enjoy a cup of coffee or a soda and afterward stroll through one of the many squares enjoying the azaleas or feeding the pigeons. Betsy's unique circumstances of living in Savannah, along with a colorful cast of family and friends, make this a tale you will never forget. Both Katherine Wood Wolfe and Betsy now live in Goldsboro, NC.

Denise Giardina: Saturday, August 8th at 11am
Author Denise Giardina joins us to discuss Emily's Ghost: A Novel of The Bronte Sisters, a lustrous, beautifully written re-imagining of the Bronte family and of Emily Bronte's passionate engagement with life. Enigmatic, intelligent, and fiercely independent, Emily Bronte refuses to bow to the conventions of her day: she is distrustful of marriage, prefers freedom above all else, and walks alone at night on the moors above the isolated rural village of Haworth. But Emily's life, along with the rest of the Bronte family, is turned upside down with the arrival of an idealistic clergyman named William Weightman. Weightman champions poor mill workers' rights, mingles with radical labor agitators, and captivates Haworth - and the Brontes especially - with his energy and charm. An improbable friendship between Weightman and Emily develops into a fiery but unconsummated love affair, and when tragedy strikes, the relationship continues, like the love story at the heart of Wuthering Heights. Denise Giardina, whose fiction has been described as "brilliant...heart-wrenching, tough and tender" (Los Angeles Times Book Review), writes a stirring story about faith, passion, longing, and romantic solitude. She is the author of Storming Heaven and Saints and Villains, which won the Boston Book Review Prize. She is an ordained deacon in the Episcopal Church and lives in Charleston, West Virginia.

North Carolina Men of Mystery: Saturday August 8th 2:00pm
Newcomers to NC are often surprised at the depth of literary talent in our state. Today McIntyre's is proud to host a panel of successful mystery writers who will talk both about their books and series as well as the writing process. In October we'll host "The Deadly Divas", a group of female mystery writers. Both of these groups are an entertaining and engaging group of speakers. Present for the Men of Mystery will be Tim Myers (who also writes under the pseudonym Chris Cavender), JD Rhoades, Mark de Castrique, Bryan Gilmer and Robert K. Brown. Please join us!

Debbie Moose: Sunday, August 9th at 2pm
Cookbook author and freelance writer Debbie Moose comes to McIntyre's to discuss her cookbook, Potato Salad: 65 Recipes From Classic to Cool. When it comes to picnics, patio parties, and potlucks, one side dish reigns supreme - potato salad. Creamy or chunky, mellow or tangy, a salad starring spuds is guaranteed to tickle your taste buds - and bring out the best in other foods. This one-of-a-kind cookbook brings you 65 spectacular potato salad recipes - one for every palate and every plate. Debbie Moose lives in Raleigh and was the food editor for The News & Observer for eight years before going freelance. She still writes two columns: Sunday Dinner, about food and the South, and The Tasteful Garden, about cooking what you grow.

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