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NC Events: Allen, Mosher & Skloot

March 17, 2010

Among the notable writers making the rounds through the Triangle over the next week, Rebecca Skloot is the one riding the biggest publicity wave: raves reviews in the Washington Post, New York Times, Boston Globe and Entertainment Weekly, among others; an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross; and a recent segment on CBS Sunday Morning (perhaps the best news show on television in my opinion). Whether you’re already a fan of the book or just want to find out more about this remarkable story, you’ll definitely want to mark your calendars for Skloot’s visits to North Carolina in the coming days. She’ll be at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh on Monday evening, March 22, and at Durham’s Regulator Bookshop on Wednesday the 24th.

In the meantime, two other authors are also worth checking out:

  • Sarah Addison Allen, with her new book, The Girl Who Chased the Moon, on Thursday, March 18, at Quail Ridge and again on Saturday, March 20, at the Barnes & Noble in Cary.
  • And Howard Frank Mosher, author of Walking to Gatlinburg, on Friday, March 19, at Quail Ridge and then on Saturday, March 20, at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village.

And stay tuned for word on Lee Smith and her new story collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. That book officially publishes next Tuesday, and Smith kicks off her local tour the following night — Wednesday evening, March 24 — at Quail Ridge.

For more information, check out the MetroBooks Calendar here.

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