Live Stream: Charles Dodd White and Mark Powell

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Image contains the text: Charles Dodd White and Mark Powell. Virtual. Wednesday, May 25 2022 at 6pm ET. Next to the text are photos of the authors and the covers of their books A YEAR WITHOUT MONTHS and LIONESS.

Join us for a dual author event featuring Charles Dodd White, presenting the memoir, A Year Without Months and Mark Powell, presenting the novel, Lioness. 

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A Year Without Months
This collection of fourteen essays by Charles Dodd White—praised by Silas House as “one of the best prose stylists of Appalachian literature”—explores the boundaries of family, loss, masculinity, and place. Contemplating the suicides of his father, uncle, and son, White meditates on what it means to go on when seemingly everything worth living for is lost. What he discovers is an intimate connection to the natural world, a renewed impulse to understand his troubled family history, and a devotion to following the clues that point to the possibility of a whole life.

Charles Dodd White is the recipient of the Chaffin Award and the Appalachian Book of the Year Award for his fiction. He teaches English at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Lioness is a heart-wrenching examination of extremism. When a bomb goes off at a water-bottling plant in the mountains of southwest Virginia, arrested at the scene is activist Chris Bright. Unaccounted for—and presumed dead—is Mara Wood, an artist who in the last two years has lost her son. Mara’s estranged husband David cannot quite believe she is dead, and begins to imagine an alternate narrative as he reconstructs the story of what happened. Mark Powell’s masterful storytelling takes the reader on a riveting journey as his complex characters navigate grief, mental illness, love, and environmental devastation.

Mark Powell is the author of seven novels and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and twice from the Fulbright Foundation, to Slovakia and Romania. He directs the creative writing program at Appalachian State University.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:00pm
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A Year without Months (In Place) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952271526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: West Virginia University Press - May 1st, 2022

Lioness: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952271441
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Published: West Virginia University Press - April 1st, 2022

SKU: x672389