About This Week at Quail Ridge Books North Hills: June 18-24

Sunday, June 18 @ 2 pm: Kathleen Flynn with ‘The Jane Austen Project

Kathleen Flynn with The Jane Austen Project

What Austen devotee wouldn’t want to go back in time and meet the author? In The Jane Austen Project, two future researchers are sent back to befriend Austen – and steal a rumored unpublished manuscript. But dealing with the societal constraints of the early 1800s, and growing close to Austen, are complications they never expected.  Kathleen Flynn joins us on Sunday, June 18, at 2 pm to share her debut novel, a paperback original.

Monday, June 19 @ 7 pm: Carolyn Parkhurst with ‘Harmony‘ (paperback)

Carolyn Parkhurst with Harmony (paperback)

Carolyn Parkhurst joins us Monday, June 19, at 7 pm with the paperback release of Harmony.  The best-selling author of The Dogs of Babel and others brings us a tale of the lengths to which a mother will go to save her child, of what a family will do to save one of its own.

“In Parkhurst’s deft treatment, Harmony becomes a story of our time. . . Parkhurst cements herself as a writer capable of astonishing humanity and exquisite prose.” – The Washington Post.  “Gorgeously written and patently original”.-  Jodi Picoult.

Tuesday, June 20 @ 7 pm: Cate Lineberry with ‘Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls Escape from Slavery to Union Hero’

Cate Lineberry with 'Be Free or Die'

Raleigh native Cate Lineberry returns to Quail Ridge with Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls Escape from Slavery to Union Hero. The author of the WWII amazing true story, The Secret Rescue, goes back in time to the Civil War for an inspiring story of desperation and bravery. She shares this stirring real-life saga with us on Tuesday, June 20, at 7 pm.  Why isn’t THIS more prominent in the history books? We’re honored to be the launch for Be Free, published the day of the event.

Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer. Cate Lineberry has done us all a great service by telling this incredibly moving, thrilling, and important story about an American hero who deserves to be remembered, and admired.” ―Candice Millard, author of Hero of the Empire and Destiny of the Republic.

“Unquestionably a remarkable story… A worthwhile Civil War biography cogently presented and ready for the big screen.”Kirkus (Starred Review)

Wednesday, June 21 @ 7 pm: Randy Johnson with ‘Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway‘ and ‘Best Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway

Randy Johnson with two new Blue Ridge Parkway guides

Get your hiking boots laced up, it’s time to hit the trails with the most updated information possible.  Randy Johnson’s popular guidebooks for the most visited unit of the entire National Park System have been updated.  He visits Wednesday, June 21, at 7 pm with the new third editions of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway and Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway.  The larger Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is an expanded, complete revision now with full color photographs and maps. It covers the entire range of trails on and adjacent to the BRP from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including a new interpretive paths for families.

Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway covers the entire Parkway with an emphasis on easier walks,  including the new interpretive paths for families and older hikers.

Randy is also author of the popular Grandfather Mountain history published last year.

Saturday, June 24 @ 2 pm: Ron Morris with ‘No Bull: The Real story of the Rebirth of a Team and a City

Ron Morris with No Bull at Quail Ridge Books

Are you a fan of Bull Durham? Or of baseball and our local Durham Bulls? Then join us Saturday, June 24, at 2 pm when Ron Morris shares No Bull: The Real Story of the Rebirth of a Team and a City.  Which came first in Durham’s renaissance, the movie or the team?  Ron has his answer to this chicken-or-egg question.  You don’t have to be a baseball fan to enjoy his fascinating insider insights. Play ball!