Cancelled: CRAFT: Therese Anne Fowler, author of A Good Neighborhood, in conversation with Denise Kiernan

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CRAFT is a conversation series conceived and hosted by New York Times bestselling author Denise Kiernan at Asheville’s premier cocktail lounge Little Jumbo. The series, held the last Sunday of each month, is co-sponsored by Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe and Little Jumbo. The featured author in March is New York Times bestselling author Therese Anne Fowler, discussing her new book, A Good Neighborhood. Doors will open at 2:30 pm and the event begins at 3:00. A small number of reserved seats will be available to those who purchase A Good Neighborhood from Malaprop’s prior to the event. Additional seating and standing room will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. 

 About A Good Neighborhood:

In Oak Knoll, a verdant, tight-knit North Carolina neighborhood, professor of forestry and ecology Valerie Alston-Holt is raising her bright and talented biracial son, Xavier, who's headed to college in the fall. All is well until the Whitmans--an apparently traditional family with new money and a secretly troubled teenaged daughter--raze the house and trees next door to build themselves a showplace. With little in common except a property line, these two very different families quickly find themselves at odds: first, over a historic oak tree in Valerie's yard, and soon after, the blossoming romance between their two teenagers. A Good Neighborhood asks big questions about life in America today--what does it mean to be a good neighbor? How do we live alongside each other when we don't see eye to eye?--as it explores the effects of class, race, and heartrending love in a story that's as provocative as it is powerful.

Denise Kiernan is the author of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bestseller The Last Castle. Her previous book, The Girls of Atomic City, is a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and NPR bestseller. Kiernan has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, Ms., Reader's Digest, Discover, and many more publications. She has also worked in television, serving as head writer for ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire during its Emmy award-winning first season and producing for media outlets such as ESPN and MSNBC. She has been a featured guest on NPR's "Weekend Edition," PBS NewsHour, MSNBC's Morning Joe, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Therese Anne Fowler is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald and A Well Behaved Woman. Raised in the Midwest, she migrated to North Carolina in 1995. She holds a B.A. in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing from North Carolina State University.

Event address: 
Little Jumbo
241 Broadway St
Asheville, NC 28801
A Good Neighborhood: A Novel Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250237279
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 10th, 2020