27 views of Chapel Hill and Asheville
Two more books are available in the "27 Views" series, which features literary communities of contemporary Southern towns. In "27 Views of Chapel Hill," writers who call this southern university town home capture the town's ethos in essays, short stories, poetry and book excerpts. The choir of voices reflect the town's social, historic and creative fabric, and topics range from first-hand accounts of the civil-rights movement sit-ins to the genesis of Mama Dip's Kitchen. Contributors include Will Blythe, Bland Simpson, Mildred Council, Sy Safransky and D.G. Martin. 240 pages. Softcover, 240 pages, $16.95.
In "27 Views of Asheville," writers muse on the fabled mountain town, presenting a varied picture of Asheville life, past and present. A fictionalized account of a battle in the 1980s between citizens and developers; a look at Asheville's literary renaissance; and a poem recalling milkshakes at the Asheville Dairy Bar are among topics covered. Contributing authors include Sharyn McCrumb, Gail Godwin, Ron Rash, Pamela Duncan, Alan Wolf and Nan Chase. Softcover, 260 pages, $15.95.
"27 Views of Hillsborough" was the first book in this series, published by Eno Publishers of Hillsborough, and "27 Views of Durham" should be out this fall.