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27 Views of Hillsborough
     

27 Views of Hillsborough

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by Michael Malone
 
An anthology of a small North Carolina town that many writers call home. This eclectic collection includes essays, short stories, poetry, memoir, even a locally inspired menu. A town documented in many genres by many skillful practitioners from so many perspectives is a rare phenomenon. This book offers twenty-seven of those perspectives. It is a book about a sense

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An anthology of a small North Carolina town that many writers call home. This eclectic collection includes essays, short stories, poetry, memoir, even a locally inspired menu. A town documented in many genres by many skillful practitioners from so many perspectives is a rare phenomenon. This book offers twenty-seven of those perspectives. It is a book about a sense of place. Includes an introduction by Michael Malone, and contributions by Craig Nova, Allan Gurganus, David Payne, Jill McCorkle, Randall Kenan, Lee Smith, Hal Crowther, Peter Wood, Jaki Shelton Green, Barry Jacobs.

Editorial Reviews

Amber Nimocks
27 Views of Hillsborough expounds on the relationship between Hillsborough and those who love it, teasing out the reasons so many thoughtful people call the town home. The combined effect is a vivid tableau of how a community shapes the lives of those who heed its call. While each of the 27 authors clearly finds Hillsborough enchanting, this is not a collection of Chamber of Commerce tracts. The writers include poets, journalists, singers, and thinkers. They praise and cajole, celebrate and lam
Charles Wheeler
This is a strong book and fun to read. It must have been a bear to organize. But Elizabeth Woodman of Eno Publishers came up with innovative categories: A Place Called Home, Street Scenes, Views in Fiction, In the Country, and Views from Before. You see the town from lots of points of view. They overlap, yes, but intertwine. The writing, of course, isn’t always stellar, but so what? It’s a collection and a good one.
Dave Hart
That diversity is reflected in "27 Views of Hillsborough: A Southern Town in Prose & Poetry," the third book from Hillsborough-based Eno Publishers. The book is a collection of essays, excerpts, short stories and poems by 26 local authors (poet Elon G. Eidenier has two entries). Some of them are well-known writers - Lee Smith is in the book, and so are Alan Gurganus, Michael Malone, Jill McCorkle and more - and others somewhat less so, such as Aaron Vandemark, the owner and chef at Proscuitto r

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982077160
Publisher:
Eno Publishers
Publication date:
10/04/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
210
File size:
380 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Malone writes the Introduction and contributes a short story. He has written over a dozen books, including Handling Sin and Uncivil Seasons. A former television writer, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Emmy, O Henry and Edgar. Allan Gurganus is the author of Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, Plays Well With Others, White People and The Practical Heart. His short stories appear in The New Yorker, among other publications. Lee Smith is the author of twelve novels and four collections of short stories. Her books include Fair and Tender Ladies and On Agate Hill. Randall Kenan is the author of A Visitation of Spirits, Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, and The Fire This Time, among other books. He is recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Sherwood Anderson Award, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Jill McCorkle is the author of nine books, including July 7th, The Cheerleader, and Going Away Shoes. She is recipient of North Carolina Award for Literature, the John Dos Passos Prize, and many other awards. Craig Nova has written twelve novels, including The Good Son, Cruisers, and the Informer. He is recipient of Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Place of Birth:
Durham, North Carolina
Education:
B.A., Syracuse University; Ph.D. in English, Harvard University

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