Flyleaf Books http://wunc.org en New York Times Editor Sheds Light On Love http://wunc.org/post/new-york-times-editor-sheds-light-love <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">"<a href="http://topics.nytimes.com/top/features/style/fashionandstyle/columns/modernlove/">Modern Love</a>" is a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/">New York Times</a> column that features personal essays on issues of the heart. After editing submissions for a decade, Daniel Jones has read more than 50,000 intimate stories of love and loss. He compiled the wisdom of those narratives into a new book, "<a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/books/Love-Illuminated-Daniel-Jones/?isbn=9780062211163">Love Illuminated</a>" (Harper Collins Publishers/2014) and he will speak at <a href="http://flyleafbooks.com/">Flyleaf Books</a> in Chapel Hill on March 24th at 7p.m.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:48:47 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 32012 at http://wunc.org New York Times Editor Sheds Light On Love Local NC Writer And Bookseller Suggest 6 Great Books http://wunc.org/post/local-nc-writer-and-bookseller-suggest-6-great-books <p>Looking for last minute gift ideas, or a really good read during the holiday break? Here are six ideas from two local "book guys": Jamie Fiocco, general manager of <a href="http://www.flyleafbooks.com/">Chapel Hill's Flyleaf Books</a> and Samuel Montgomery-Blinn, publisher of <a href="http://bullspec.com/">Bull Spec Speculative Fiction Magazine</a>.</p><p></p><p></p><p><strong>1. Life After Life by Jill McCorkle</strong></p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:05:32 +0000 Carol Jackson 27690 at http://wunc.org Local NC Writer And Bookseller Suggest 6 Great Books Why Adults Love A Spelling Bee http://wunc.org/post/why-adults-love-spelling-bee <p></p><p><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;">Last May, a 13-year-old boy won the Scripps National Spelling Bee with the word “knaidel.”&nbsp; The Yiddish word<font color="#1F497D">,</font> which means dumpling<font color="#1F497D">,</font> was a controversial selection. But these bees are not just for kids. Adults enjoy the opportunity to wax nostalgic while showing their spelling skills. Flyleaf Books and the University of North Carolina Humanities Program are hosting an Adult Spelling Bee on Friday at 6:30pm. </span></font></span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:22:04 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 21069 at http://wunc.org Why Adults Love A Spelling Bee New Novel Tackles Corruption, Journalism And The Law http://wunc.org/post/new-novel-tackles-corruption-journalism-and-law <p><font face="Arial"><span>South Carolina lawyer <a href="http://www.jon-buchan.com/">Jon Buchan</a> is fond of saying that all journalists and attorneys have at least one good novel in them. He's been mulling his for years, but he's finally finished and published it. "Code of the Forest" tells the story of a scrappy newspaper, trying to survive an onslaught by a senator determined to silence it. It examines the subtle underpinnings of corruption.</span></font></p><p><font face="Arial"><span>Buchan says that corruption, as he portrays it in his book, is a much more subtle form of influence. One that might infect a politician before they realize it's too late.</span></font></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:26:13 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 17157 at http://wunc.org New Novel Tackles Corruption, Journalism And The Law Lionel Shriver Tackles Obesity Through Fiction http://wunc.org/post/lionel-shriver-tackles-obesity-through-fiction <p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;">In her new book, "<a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/06/04/187043320/food-for-thought-in-shrivers-big-brother">Big Brother</a>," Lionel Shriver takes on the struggle of obesity through Edison. He is a formerly good looking, charismatic jazz musician who has become hugely obese and down on his luck. His sister takes him on as a project, threatening her marriage and her sanity. </span></font> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:43:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 16999 at http://wunc.org Lionel Shriver Tackles Obesity Through Fiction