Talk on war resisters
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Rosalie G. Riegle will talk about her new book, "Doing Time for Peace: Resistance, Family And Community," at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 at Taylor Books.
Published by Vanderbilt University Press, "Doing Time For Peace" is a collection of interviews Riegle did with religiously motivated war resisters whose acts of resistance landed them in prison.
She will also sign copies of her book, in which she also interviewed the children and spouses of the resisters. Among those she interviewed are the three activist children of former priest Phil Berrigan, who spent more than 11 years in prison, and the son of Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg.
For additional details of Riegle's appearance at Taylor Books, call 304-342-1461.
Rabel to sign memoir
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha County native and former television news reporter Ed Rabel will sign copies of his memoir "Ed Rabel Reports: Lies, Wars and Other Misadventures" from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 at Bridge Road Bistro.
The book is published by Keith Publications. A hardback edition is $30 and may be purchased at the signing. The book is also available in hardback and paperback on Amazon.com.
Professor writes novel
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Wesleyan College Professor Jessie van Eerden has had published a debut novel, "Glorybound," about two sisters in West Virginia who struggle to keep their teenage vows of silence and chastity while caring for their mother and dealing with an absent preacher father.
Van Eerden studied nonfiction writing at the University of Iowa during her MFA program. She is assistant professor of English and director of the MFA in creative writing program at West Virginia Wesleyan College.
"Glorybound" was published by and is available through WordFarm. Copies can also be obtained from online book retailers.