Local Girls Make Good
A beach bag full of books from N.C. authors
Anyone can walk into a bookstore, choose a bestseller, read it and find something in the story that hits close to home.
It’s an entirely different matter to experience a tale by someone who actually is close to home.
This summer, use your vacation time to cheer on the home team by picking up books by North Carolina authors.
Make a place on your reading list for the following new and upcoming releases by fellow Tar Heel women:
By Quinn Dalton, Greensboro
Sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, the 11 stories in this anthology let readers peer into the secret lives of regular women who have a lot to lose.
Edited by Sarah R. Shaber, Raleigh
This anthology features 18 mystery stories by such authors as Willow Springs’ Margaret Maron and Tryon’s Lilian Jackson Braun, who have written about the eerie side of North Carolina.
By Kathy Reich, Charlotte
A forensic anthropologist for the State of North Carolina’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Reichs brings back characters Temperance Brennan and Andrew Ryan to investigate the murder of an Orthodox Jewish man and a controversial biblical mystery.
By Ann B. Ross, Hendersonville
In the sixth book of the “Miss Julia” series, the beloved character takes on married life with her typical sass and Southern style.
By Maia Dery, Greensboro
Hikers, bikers and general thrill-seekers, look no further than the Triangle for major trails and exciting bodies of water and no further than this book for details, maps, hints and points of interest.
By Lucy Daniels, Raleigh
Her first novel in 40 years, since the Guggenheim-Fellowship-winning “Caleb, My Son,” Daniels deals with issues of race, family and acceptance in “The Eyes of the Father”.
By Jan DeBlieu, Outer Banks
In the spring of 1996, the comet Hyakutake appeared. That same season, Deblieu’s husband began sliding into clinical depression. The author weaves together science, backyard astrophysics and her husband’s recovery.
By Lucy Daniels, Raleigh
After struggling through a crippling case of writer’s block, Daniels provides this road map to help others work out their creative limitations.
By Amy Tiemann, Ph.D., Chapel Hill
There’s a lot of information out there on babies and pregnancy. Tiemann wanted to write a book to help make sense of what happens to you during motherhood. Her work includes practical tips on taking care of body, mind and relationships.
By Gail Hayes, Ph.D., Durham
Are you an “Elegant Flamboyant,” “Chantilly Graceful” or “Sensual Exotic”? Inspirational speaker Hayes celebrates women’s unique beauty and style in this fun, positive book that helps women identify themselves as one of six image types.
By Eunice Brock, Chapel Hill
Brock chronicles her divorce in poetry and prose and encourages other women to find their voices and learn to cope.