Grave Words: Epitaphs of South Carolina
Author: Craig Metts
Publisher: Catmoon Media
In this Southern Gothic tour of graveyards around the state, Metts shares stories of strange epitaphs and odd burials. The Columbia author has published four nonfiction books, including two about his hobby: Cuban cigars. He is working on a novel.
Author: Eden Ashley
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
This is a young-adult paranormal romance about a smoldering connection between 17-year-old Kali and a mysterious and passionate young man who rescues her from an attacker but also harbors a dark secret. “Eden Ashley” is the pseudonym of a medical therapist who lives in Lexington.
When South Carolina Was an Armed Camp: The Reconstruction Essays of Belton O‘Neall Townsend
Editor: John Hammond Moore
Publisher: Home House Press
Originally published anonymously in The New York Tribune and The Atlantic Monthly, these articles about the political, economic and social scene in South Carolina after the Civil War were written in the 1870s by Belton O’Neall Townsend of Florence. The editor of this book, historian John Hammond Moore of Columbia, provides an extensive biographical introduction.
The Umbrella Option
Author: W. F. Walsh
In everyday life, the author is better known as Bill Walsh, the weatherman on Live 5 News in Charleston. This novel — his first — started as a pitch for a TV show. Special Agent Jake Stein battles terrorists who plan to smuggle a nuclear device onto a cruise ship and detonate it in Miami.
Poet to speak: Nikky Finney, who won the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry for her collection Head Off & Split, will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the University of South Carolina’s School of Law auditorium. The Columbia native joined the USC faculty this fall. Her topic for the free, public lecture is “Diamonds in a Sawdust Pile,” an exploration of the voice and vision of black Southern writers.
Signing at Book Dispensary: Cary Washington of Columbia will be signing his second novel, Blood Money, on Sept. 28 from 3 to 5 p.m. at The Book Dispensary. The book, mentioned in this column earlier this month, is a tale of suspense involving organized crime, big business and government intrigue.
Signing at Books on Broad: Bobbi Adams, an artist, master gardener and naturalist, will be signing her first book, Gatherings from the Garden, on Sept. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Books on Broad in Camden. The author writes a weekly column called The Peripatetic Gardener in the Lee County Observer.
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
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Relaxation, Pain Management, and Stress Relief
Licensed massage therapist Allison Morris of AMR Massage offers 50% off your first session and every 5th session free of charge. Click here for location, hours, and more information.
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
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