Is there a voice for which Chris Bohjalian cannot write? I think not! In Close Your Eyes, he speaks for a brittle, teenage girl, whose brain chemistry was messing up her life even before a nuclear disaster took down a fair chunk of Vermont with her. Emily's stark tale of survival will haunt you, as will the thought that it could be so easy for much of the country to adjust and move on. -Rosemary
First the music, and then the book. Doug Walter and Lee Clyburn are up first on Saturday, March 9, at 7 p.m. with music, playing standards and oldies fitting the mood. Then Raleigh author Sam Mordecai debuts Praying in Pamlico. A small Southern town is tradition of reciting a public prayer before its high school football games hasn't ruffled any feathers for decades...until now.