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Lookin Off Place Bluff Mountain Ashe County

Places in My Heart

North Carolina, the Old North State, is an ocean wave breaking, a fiddler sawing away in the mountain night, a hundred Ayrshire milk cows lowing in a Piedmont dawn, the … Continued

Spring 2022

A women on a ladder in a bookstore surrounded by shelves of books.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea: Enjoy new books from College faculty, alumni

Romare Bearden in the Homeland of His Imagination: An Artist’s Reckoning with the South (UNC Press, May 2022) by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore (Ph.D. history ’92), professor of history emerita at … Continued

Spring 2022

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Expand your bookshelf: More books by College faculty and alumni

North Carolina: Land of Water, Land of Sky (UNC Press, October 2021) By Bland Simpson ’73, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing, with photographs by Ann Cary Simpson, Scott Taylor … Continued

Fall 2021

Claude Clegg, dressed in a suit, sits at his desk and smiles at the camera with a computer screen in the background with a picture of his Obama book cover.

Writing history in real time

On Election Night 2008, Claude Clegg, eyes glued to cable news, was chatting with a relative on the phone in the moments before Democratic nominee Barack Obama was announced the … Continued

Fall 2021

Legendborn book cover; Tracy Deonn portrait

A seat at the Round Table

It’s a familiar setting: a bell tower, a cemetery — and just off campus, a castle that’s home to a secret society and its own legends. The glow of magic … Continued

Spring 2021

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Read more books: Additional offerings by College faculty and alumni

I Am a Man: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1970 (University Press of Mississippi, February 2021) by William R. Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History Emeritus … Continued

Spring 2021

A row of books.

Grow your reading list: More books by College faculty and alumni (fall 2020)

If I Had Two Wings: Stories (W. W. Norton & Company, August 2020) by the late Randall Kenan, professor of creative writing. Mingling the earthy with the otherworldly, these 10 … Continued

Fall 2020

James Leloudis

A cyclic history

North Carolina’s voting rights battles are America’s struggles in microcosm, a new book says. Election fraud. Gerrymandering. Disinformation campaigns. Voter suppression. A public disillusioned with the political process. A new … Continued

Fall 2020


Read more books: Explore good reads from faculty and alumni (spring 2020)

Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur (UNC Press, February 2020) by Jill D. Snider (B.A. English ’82, M.A. history ’86, Ph.D. history ’95). Snider explores … Continued

Spring 2020

Emily Wallce, Elizabeth Engelhardt and Bernard Herman pose with their books.

Good eating and good reading

From Appalachia to Virginia’s Eastern Shore to Southern roadside eats, three books by Carolina writers celebrate food, glorious (Southern) food. Food provides us with so much more than sustenance. It … Continued

Spring 2020