27 Views of Raleigh: The City of Oaks in Prose & Poetry

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About the Author

MARGARET MARON grew up on a farm near Raleigh, North Carolina, but for many years lived in Brooklyn, New York. When she returned to her North Carolina roots with her artist-husband, Joe, she began a series based on her own background. The first book, Bootlegger's Daughter, became a Washington Post best-seller that swept the major mystery awards for its year and is among the 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century as selected by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association. Later Deborah Knott novels Up Jumps the Devil, Storm Track, and Three-Day Town each won the Agatha Award for Best Novel. In 2008, Maron received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the state's highest civilian honor. And in 2013, The Mystery Writers of America celebrated Maron's contributions to the mystery genre by naming her a Grand Master-an honor first bestowed on Agatha Christie. In 2016, she was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. To find out more about the author, you can visit MargaretMaron.com. Ebooks are available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Wilton Barnhardt is the author of Lookaway, Lookaway, a New York Times bestseller. His previous novels are Gospel, Show World, and Emma Who Saved My Life. A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, he teaches fiction in the master of fine arts in creative writing program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives.


Wilton Barnhardt's brilliant, hilarious, outspoken introduction gives us a good idea of the originality ahead in this eclectic collection . . . Again and again we find the past and the present nestled cheek to cheek, if not always dancing. --Lee Smith, novelist

Many contributors to 27 View of Raleigh are natives of the Tar Heel State, including novelist Wilton Barnhardt, who wrote the very funny introduction to the volume. Some are transplants, such as Elaine Orr, who hails from Georgia, and Juliana M. Nfah-Abbenyi, who moved to Raleigh from Cameroon. Other contributors include fiction writers Peggy Payne, June Spence and Bridgette Lacey; poets Lenard D. Moore, Betty Adcock, Dorianne Laux, David Rigsbee, and Tom Hawkins; journalists Grayson Currin and Amanda Lamb; and children s book authors Eleanora Tate and Kelly Starling Lyons. Personal reminiscences of Raleigh are among the most compelling pieces. Jimmy Creech recounts his participation, as a local pastor, in Raleigh s 1988 Gay Pride Parade. Tina Haver Currin recalls her first visit to Raleigh as a child to spend a fraught Christmas with her father and stepmother. Tracie Fellers pays homage to her Aunt Bunny, who sewed the dress she wore to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Ball. Rob Christensen s history of the Sir Walter Hotel provides insight into how politics were conducted once upon a time in Raleigh. --NC Library Association