Marianne Gingher: Amazing Place

05/01/2015 4:00 pm
05/01/2015 7:30 pm

Amazing Place is an affirmation that in
the last fifty years no state has produced more first rate authors than
North Carolina. That talent is on full display in this book, and thanks
to Marianne Gingher's editorship this compilation beomes something
more: a verbal trek across North Carolina, whose road map is our state's
soul. ” – Ron Rash, author of Serena and The Cove.

Marianne Gingher, editor of the recently released narrative collection- Amazing Place- What North Carolina Means to Writers- will be visiting the Outer Banks on Friday, May 1. Amazing Place
includes authors from the Appalachians to the piedmont to the Outer
Banks writing in their own words how North Carolina shapes the
literature of its people. Lee Smith has an entry, as does Monique
Troung, Clyde Edgerton, Bland Simpson and our very own Jan Deblieu.
Topics range from travelogues to coming-of-age essays to a two-way
conversation with friends Lydia Millett and Jenny Offill about their
time at Chapel Hill. Marianne has compiled a wonderful book highlighting
one of North Carolina’s most valuable resources- its writers and rich
literary history

part of the May 1 Downtown Manteo First Friday festivities, Marianne
will be at Downtown Books (105 Sir Walter Raleigh St) from 4pm to 6pm
signing copies of Amazing Place. At 6:30pm she will be reading
from her book at the Dare County Arts Council (located in the historic
Dare Co. courthouse) and will be available after to meet the public. As
part of her visit, Marianne will be visiting English students at First
Flight High School Friday morning. For more information, call


Book List
ISBN-13: 9781469622392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 days
Published: University of North Carolina Press, 3/2015

105 Sir Walter Raleigh Street
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