Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Summer 2018

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Wake Forest 27587 Magazine | Summer 2018 31 Books for the Beach Taking Life Not Too Seriously By Maggie Clark (Raleigh) Write Way Publishing, 2017 66 pages M aggie Clark — who grew up in Kenansville, N.C., as the young'un in the family-owned Duplin Times newspaper and later wrote a newspaper column in Wisconsin called "Not Too Seriously" — is a humorist whose alter ego character Hugh Mouse engages the reader in slice-of-life stories about the flips, flops, and foibles of everyday life. The book, with the tagline "a woman, a quirky mouse named Hugh, and a life a half bubble off center, just like the rest of us!" rolls out a collection of vignettes drawing the reaction "That happened to me, too!" Said one reviewer of Hugh Mouse: "He is a sharped tongue, witty, smart, observer of human nature. A delightful read and a character you want to get to know." Valley of Time: The Greatest Journey Ever Taken By Jeremy D. Holden (Raleigh) Clean Publishing, 2017 252 pages I n this sequel to the author's 2016 mystery novel "Sea of Doubt," Mal Thomas is approached by another enigmatic billionaire| with an equally incredible proposition, one that ultimately challenges the very core of our beliefs about space and time. "Valley of Time" poses a crucial question to the reader : What if you could go back to the pivotal moment in time that shaped your life? Would you try to alter your fate? Said one reviewer : "This one reads as fast paced as the first, but isn't as dark. It's a worthy sequel to the first book — fun read. Both of these books can be envisioned as being big screen hits similar to The Da Vinci Code. The locales are vivid and put you into the story." When he isn't writing books, Holden is working as a partner at Clean, a Raleigh-based branding agency, and teaching as an adjunct professor at UNC's School of Media and Journalism. The Blood of Emmett Till By Timothy B. Tyson (Durham) Simon & Schuster. 2017 304 pages T imothy Tyson — whose 2007 work "Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story" tells of a cold-blooded racial street killing in Oxford, N.C., in 1970 – returns with this New York Times best-seller about Emmett Louis Till, a 14-year-old lynched in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman in what has been characterized as the most notorious hate crime in American history. Tyson is the senior research scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and visiting professor of American Christianity and Southern Culture at Duke Divinity School. Said a reviewer for The Washington Post: "The Blood of Emmett Till is a work critical not just to our understanding of something that happened in America in 1955 but of what happens in America here and now. It is a jolting and powerful book, swift-flying and meticulously researched." Called to Peace, By Joy Forrest (Wake Forest) Blue Ink Press, 2018 152 Pages W hat do you do when you don't believe in divorce, but find yourself in a toxic, or even dangerous, marriage? "Called to Peace, A Survivor's Guide to Finding Peace and Healing After Domestic Abuse" is part memoir and part guidebook. The author — an advocate for victims of domestic violence since 1997 and holder of a master's in biblical counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary -- offers hope, inspiration, and biblical guidance. Said one reviewer : "It feels like God has used this precious sister to give things my heart needed to say a voice, and words to describe thoughts and feelings that I have not been able to." Somewhere and Nowhere: A Memoir By Emily Buehler (Hillsborough) Two Blue Books, 2017 411 pages O ne summer in her late 20s, Emily and her friend Mary rode their bicycles from Cape May, N.J., to Oceanside, Oregon, an adventure of three months during which they battled tornado-force winds and 110-degree heat. They were sheltered and fed by everyone from nuns to cowboys. They swam in the Missouri River, climbed the Rocky Mountains, and crossed the Continental Divide — three times. And eventually, they reached the Pacific. Emily left on the trip in the hope of finding peace and happiness from the clutter of life. Emily slowly begins to recognize the patterns of her life, the daydreams that remove her from reality and the recurring thoughts that impede her happiness. Said one reviewer : "It was interesting to read about a woman strong enough to ride across the United States yet full of insecurities." Lost in a Beehive By Michele Young-Stone (Kill Devil Hills) Simon & Schuster, 2018 320 pages I n a novel described as heartrending and ultimately heartwarming, a spunky 16-year-old fakes her way through gay conversion therapy and absconds with another patient to experience the buzz of 1960s New York. Oprah Magazine names this novel one of its "Ten Titles to Pick Up Now." Said one reviewer : "Michele Young-Stone deftly weaves the story of a young woman coming of age in the South in the mid-60's. Gloria Ricci realizes early on that she is not "normal" and when she is caught in a romantic relationship with Isabel in high school, her well- meaning parents send her to the Belmont Institute to be 'cured' of her same-sex attraction. The reader will identify with Gloria as she struggles to fit into an incongruent world and suffers losses and abuses until she finds the courage to live her truth." Don't forget these reads — all penned by authors with North Carolina roots KURE BEACH, NC/ COURTESY OF VISITNC.COM

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