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WV Book Team: Maynard’s ‘Cinco Bucknell’ cruel, absorbing
WV Book Team: Maynard’s ‘Cinco Bucknell’ cruel, absorbing

“Cinco Becknell: A Novel,” by Lee Maynard. Vandalia Press (2015), an imprint of West Virginia University Press. 384 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lee Maynard, one of West Virginia’s best-known authors, has written...

WV Book Team: Maynard’s ‘Cinco Bucknell’ cruel, absorbing
WV Book Team: Maynard’s ‘Cinco Bucknell’ cruel, absorbing

“Cinco Becknell: A Novel,” by Lee Maynard. Vandalia Press (2015), an imprint of West Virginia University Press. 384 pages.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Lee Maynard, one of West Virginia’s best-known authors, has written...

Jesse Stuart biography signing coming up

Staff reports

ASHLAND, Ky. — A book signing with the author of a biography of Kentucky’s late Poet Laureate Jesse Stuart will take place Friday at noon at the recently completed conference room in the new Jesse Stuart Foundation...

Area restaurants participate in literacy fundraiser

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Literacy Volunteers of Kanawha County are hoping to come up in your conversation the next time you eat out.

The literacy nonprofit organization has partnered with area restaurants for their Desserts for Literacy...

West Virginia poet laureate discusses poetry, words and everyday life
West Virginia poet laureate discusses poetry, words and everyday life

The words came out poignant and clear. The speaker’s voice rising and falling with the enlivening turns of phrase.

The passion in Marc Harshman’s voice could be felt as much as it could be heard.

Harshman, West...

Actor David Selby writes novel, ‘Promises of Love’

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia actor David Selby has written a book about a complex family relationship in a small town.

“Promises of Love,” a work of fiction, is published by Headline Books of Terra Alta.

Selby, 74,...

Book Notes: April 26, 2015
Book Notes: April 26, 2015

Poems to be published

West Virginia poet Victoria McCabe will have two of her poems published in literary journals soon.

“The Farm” will be published in the 2015 edition of From the Depths, an annual literary journal...

‘I, Raybot’: E-books kill the paperback star
‘I, Raybot’: E-books kill the paperback star

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — I have loved books as long as I can remember.

Growing up, I had a small, white desk in my bedroom with a three-shelf hutch on top. I can still picture exactly what was on two of those shelves for years — on the...

WV Book Team: ‘Reluctant Midwife’ finds strength
WV Book Team: ‘Reluctant Midwife’ finds strength

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “The Reluctant Midwife: A Hope River Novel” is the follow up to Patricia Harman’s national best-seller, “The Midwife of Hope River.”

The story takes place in the fictional town of...

WV Book Team: WVU Press digs deep on mine disasters
WV Book Team: WVU Press digs deep on mine disasters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — At West Virginia University Press, we’re proud to publish books that uncover the circumstances behind mine disasters in West Virginia. Over the years, we’ve published books about the 1907 Monongah Mine Disaster,...

Women revel in educational travel adventures
Women revel in educational travel adventures

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Pamela Bowen had never been on one. Rose Marie Ritter had been on 45.

So it was that last May 21, Ritter set out to share with Bowen just why she was hooked on traveling the country and the world to take part in the...

WV Book Team: Celebrate National Library Week
WV Book Team: Celebrate National Library Week

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — This week, the West Virginia Library Commission supports public libraries across the state as communities across America celebrate National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and...

2014 People’s Choice winners

Favorite Event: FestivALL

Favorite Specialty Drink: milkshakes, Ellen’s Homemade Ice Cream

Favorite Food Dish: grape pie, Pies & Pints

Favorite Lodging: Charleston Marriott Town Center

Favorite Retail/Boutique: Taylor...

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