Regional Authors

Western North Carolina is fortunate to claim an abundant community of authors and other artists. Over the years, many of these artists have become good friends of Malaprop’s, and our store is often a first or early stop for them when they publish new work. We believe that their creativity is a large part of what makes our region great. Here’s a small sampling of notable reads that we hope will pique your interest.

Carolina Haints: Ghosts, Folklore, and Mysteries of the Old North State Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780764362453
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Published: Schiffer Publishing - October 26th, 2021

The Appalachian Trail: A Biography Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780358171997
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Published: Mariner Books - June 8th, 2021

Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781949467543
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Published: Blair - May 25th, 2021

Fatal Scores Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781464213151
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - March 2nd, 2021

Hidden History of Asheville Cover Image
By Zoe Rhine (Compiled by)
$21.99
ISBN: 9781467142212
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Published: History Press - June 17th, 2019

Wicked Asheville Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9781467138802
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Published: History Press - September 17th, 2018

Murder in Rat Alley Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492699392
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - December 31st, 2019

The Holy Ghost Speakeasy and Revival Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781684421633
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Published: Turner - August 21st, 2018

27 Views of Asheville: A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry Cover Image
By Gail Godwin (Contribution by), Ron Rash (Contribution by), Charles Frazier (Contribution by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780983247517
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Published: Eno Publishers - May 1st, 2012

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In the Valley: Stories and a Novella Based on SERENA Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525564225
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Published: Anchor - July 13th, 2021

Cúrate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen Cover Image
By Katie Button, Genevieve Ko, Evan Sung (Photographs by)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781250059444
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Published: Flatiron Books - October 11th, 2016

Guests on Earth: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616203801
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Published: A Shannon Ravenel Book - May 13th, 2014

Asheville: A History (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies #19) Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780786431762
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Published: McFarland & Company - September 12th, 2007

Asheville, North Carolina, grew from humble beginnings as a hamlet for local livestock handlers to become one of the most culturally and artistically diverse cities in the South. The city experienced a quick rise to prosperity in the late 19th century under the influence of wealthy benefactors including George W. Vanderbilt and E.W. Grove. A devastating downturn during the Great Depression was followed by slow economic revitalization up until the late 1970s. In the 1990s, however Asheville entered boom time, a period that reestablished the city as a popular retreat for tourists, artists, and retirees. Here in this book is all the fascinating history of Asheville, complete with a rich array of photographs. Multiple appendices reveal details concerning many lesser-known aspects of Asheville's unique history, including city buildings designed by architects Richard Sharp Smith and Douglas D. Ellington, and city projects funded by philanthropist Julian Price.


A Short Time to Stay Here Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781681629513
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Published: Turner - December 6th, 2016

The Line That Held Us Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780425280287
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 9th, 2019

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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781476794051
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Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

The Last Ballad: A Novel Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062313126
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 5th, 2018

Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of a P.I. in Southern Appalachia Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780578541709
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Published: Cosmic Pigbite Press - October 1st, 2019

As the Crow Dies Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781610353618
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Published: Pace Press - June 2nd, 2020