• November 14, 2012

December Reading List

See a reading list of work by the seven acclaimed North Carolina writers featured in our Christmas fiction issue.


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Our December 2012 issue features never-before-seen, original fiction by acclaimed writers Allan Gurganus, Ron Rash, Daniel Wallace, Jill McCorkle, Elizabeth Spencer, and Clyde Edgerton. Below you’ll find a list of works by each of these authors. Simply print and hit the bookstore to pick up work from these fine north Carolina writers.

Clyde Edgerton

1. Raney (1985)
2. Walking Across Egypt (1987)
3. The Floatplane Notebooks (1988)
4. Killer Diller (1991)
5. In Memory of Junior (1992)
6. Redeye: A Western (1995)
7. Where Trouble Sleeps: A Novel (1997)
8. Lunch at Piccadilly (2003)
9. Solo: My Adventure in the Air (2005)
10. The Bible Salesman (2008)
11. The Night Train (2011)

Allan Gurganus

1. Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1984)
2. Blessed Assurance: A Moral Tale (1990)
3. White People (1990)
4. The Practical Heart (1993/2001)
5. Plays Well With Others (1997)

Margaret Maron

The Deborah Knott Series

1. Bootlegger’s Daughter (1992)
2. Southern Discomfort (1993)
3. Shooting at Loons (1994)
4. Up Jumps the Devil (1996)
5. Killer Market (1997)
6. Home Fires (1998)
7. Storm Track (2000)
8. Uncommon Clay (2001)
9. Slow Dollar (2002)
10. High Country Fall (2004)
11. Rituals of the Season (2005)
12. Winter’s Child (2006)
13. Hard Row (2007)
14. Death’s Half-Acre (2008)
15. Sand Sharks (2009)
16. Christmas Mourning (2010)
17. Three-Day Town (2011) (cross-over with Sigrid Harald)
18. The Buzzard Table (2012)

The Sigrid Harald Series

1. One Coffee With (1981)
2. Death of a Butterfly (1984)
3. Death in Blue Folders (1985)
4. The Right Jack (1987)
5. Baby Doll Games (1988)
6. Corpus Christmas (1989)
7. Past Imperfect (1991)
8. Fugitive Colors (1995)

Non-Series

1. Bloody Kin (1985)
2. Shoveling Smoke (1997) (Collected short stories)
3. Last Lessons of Summer (2003)
4. Suitable for Hanging (2004) (Second collection of short stories)

Jill McCorkle

1. The Cheerleader: A Novel (1984)
2. July 7th (1992)
3. Crash Diet: Stories (1992)
4. Ferris Beach: A Novel (1990)
5. Carolina Moon: A Novel (1996)
6. Tending to Virgina: A Novel (1997)
7. Final Vinyl Days and Other Stories (1998)
8. Creatures of Habit: Stories (2001)
9. Going Away Shoes: Stories (2009)
10. Life After Life (2013)

Ron Rash

1. The Night The New Jesus Fell to Earth and Other Stories from Cliffside, North Carolina (1994)
2. Casualties (2000)
3. One Foot in Eden (2002)
4. Saints at the River (2004)
5. The World Made Straight (2006)
6. Chemistry and Other Stories (2007)
7. Serena (2008)
8. Burning Bright (2010)
9. The Cove (2012)
10. Nothing Can Stay Gold (2013)

Daniel Wallace

1. Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions (1998)
2. Ray in Reverse (2000)
3. The Watermelon King (2003)
4. O Great Rosenfeld! (2005)
5. Off the Map (2005)
6. Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician (2007)
7. The Kings and Queens of Roam (coming 2013)

Elizabeth Spencer

Novels

1. Fire in the Morning (1948)
2. This Crooked Way (1952)
3. The Voice at the Backdoor (1956)
4. The Light in the Piazza (1960)
5. Knights & Dragons (1965)
6. No Place for an Angel (1967)
7. The Snare (1972)
8. The Salt Line (1984)
9. The Night Travelers (1991)

Short Story Collections

1. Ship Island (1968)
2. The Stories of Elizabeth Spencer (1981)
3. Marilee (1981)
4. Jack of Diamonds and Other Stories (1988)
5. On the Gulf (1991)
6. The Light in the Piazza and Other Italian Tales (1996)
7. The Southern Woman (2001)

Non-Fiction

1. Landscapes of the Heart (1998)

Drama

1. For Lease or Sale (1989)

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