Book World: Ann B. Ross, Daniel Wallace

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 1, 2018

Hendersonville author Ann B. Ross. Photo by Sarah Sneeden

Ann B. Ross, bestselling author of ‘Miss Julia’ series, to visit W-S
WINSTON-SALEM — Bookmarks presents New York Times bestselling author Ann B. Ross on April 5 and 6 at two locations in Winston-Salem. Ross will visit Bookmarks at 634 W. Fourth Street no. 110 on Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. and on Friday, April 6, Ross will speak at 11:30 a.m. at Reynolda Manor Branch Library at 2839 Fairlawn Drive Northwest.
She will discuss Miss Julia Raises the Roof, the newest novel in her beloved “Miss Julia” series. Both events are free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase by Bookmarks and there will be a book signing after each event.
A favorite of book clubs across the country, Ross is the author of 19 novels featuring the popular Southern heroine Miss Julia. Ross holds a doctorate in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has taught literature at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina, which is the basis for the town in her “Miss Julia” series.
Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and writing and connects readers with authors and books.

Extraordinary Adventures by Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace on Bookwatch
Daniel Wallace talks about “Extraordinary Adventures” on North Carolina Bookwatch Sunday, April 1, at 11 a.m. and Thursday, April 5 at 5 p.m.
Wallace’s recent “Extraordinary Adventures” may be his best novel. That is saying something because his “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” delighted thousands even before it became a great movie. In his “Big Fish” and his others, including “Ray in Reverse,” “The Watermelon King” and “The Kings and Queens of Roam,” he persuaded his readers to suspend disbelief and enjoy the flights of fancy he constructs.
He does it again, even better, with “Extraordinary Adventures,” as he tells us the story of Edsel Bronfman, 34-year-old socially awkward shipping clerk who wins a free vacation. There only one condition, “you have to bring your spouse or partner or girl friend.” And Edsel’s crusade to find that partner makes for another wild, happy and troubling Daniel Wallace adventure.
D.G. Martin hosts “North Carolina Bookwatch,” which airs Sundays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV.