Diane Rehm – On My Own @ McIntyre's Books
Aug 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In a deeply personal and moving book, the beloved NPR radio host speaks out about the long drawn-out death from Parkinson’s of her husband of fifty-four years, and of her struggle to reconstruct her life without him.
Witnessing John’s unnecessarily extended decline has spurred Diane into becoming an advocate for the “right to die” movement slowly taking shape in our country.
Her book—as practical as it is inspiring—will be a help and a comfort to the recently bereaved, and a beacon of hope about the possibilities that remain to us as we deal with our own approaching mortality.

Please note this event will be held in The Fearrington Barn. Seating will be first come, first served. Diane Rehm will be signing books purchased from McIntyre’s Books only.

Danny Johnson – The Last Road Home @ McIntyre's Books
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am

From Pushcart Prize nominee Danny Johnson comes a powerful, lyrical debut novel that explores race relations, first love, and coming-of-age in North Carolina in the 1950s and ’60s.
At once tender and unflinching, The Last Road Home delves deep into the gritty, violent realities of the South’s turbulent past, yet evokes the universal hunger for belonging.

Nicholson Baker – Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. He awoke to the dispatcher’s 5:40am  phone call and headed to one of several nearby schools; when he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students get something done.
What emerges from Baker’s experience is a complex, often touching deconstruction of public schooling in America: children swamped with overdue assignments, overwhelmed by the marvels and distractions of social media and educational technology, and staff who weary themselves trying to teach in step with an often outmoded or overly ambitious standard curriculum.

Craig Johnson – An Obvious Fact @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Looking for your Longmire fix? Craig Johnson returns with a new book in the series just about the time the next season hits Netflix for some binge-worthy television. In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling “Longmire” series, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower.

Craig Johnson is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve Walt Longmire mystery novels, which are the basis for Longmire, the hit Netflix original drama. Johnson lives in Ucross, Wyoming, population twenty-five.

Luther H. Hodges, Jr. – Bank Notes @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Bank Notes is based on the experiences of North Carolina banker Luther H. Hodges, Jr., in the 1960s and 1970s, along with an intimate view of bank regulation as experienced by The National Bank of Washington in the 1980s. These recollections and reflections provide some interesting insights into the circumstances, personalities, and strategies that launched North Carolina’s major banks into the stratosphere and pushed the state’s economy into the ­twenty-first century. Moreover, the sad story of the failure in 1990 of The National Bank of Washington provides insight into regulatory misdeeds which today face many banks. The new world of banking threatens all banks’ ability to succeed and grow in the face of overwhelming new banking regulations. In Bank Notes, Mr. Hodges outlines a possible future for the banking industry over the decades to come.
Before its merger with BankAmerica, Hodges was the chairman of North Carolina National Bank and led the charge to it becoming the largest bank in the south-east. After a stint as Under Secretary of Commerce in Jimmy Carter’s administration, Hodges was chairman of Washington Bancorp, the parent company of National Bank of Washington, for ten years until he resigned in 1990.

William Ferris – The South in Color @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Since the moment William Ferris’s parents gave their twelve-year-old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world. He has never stopped. The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South.
This beautiful, provocative collection of one hundred of Ferris’s photographs of the South, taken during this formative period, capture the power of his color photography. Color film, as Ferris points out in the book’s introduction, was not commonly used by documentarians during the latter half of the twentieth century, but Ferris found color to work in significant ways in the photographic journals he created of his world in all its permutations and surprises.
William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Thomas Mullen – Darktown @ McIntyre's Books
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Darktown” is a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the timely issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice. Mullen delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today’s headlines.
Thomas Mullen is the author of “The Last Town on Earth”, which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA TODAY. He was also awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction for “The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers” and “The Revisionists”.

Gloria Steinem and a Showing of Kit Gruelle’s “Private Violence” @ The Fearrington Barn
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please join McIntyre’s Books and Gloria Steinem at The Fearrington Barn for a fundraiser benefiting the Chatham County Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center on Sunday, September 25th at 11am.
Kit Gruelle’s documentary “Private Violence” will be shown in The Barn. Gruelle has worked as a family advocate and national trainer for over 25 years. She is a leader in bringing community agencies together to stop the violence. After the film, there will be a Q&A with executive producer, Gloria Steinem.
McIntyre’s Books will have signed copies of Steinem’s book, My Life on the Road, for sale. A percentage of sales will be donated to the FVRC.
Doors open at 10am with the documentary showing at 11. Seating is first-come-first-served. Space is limited. Donations will be accepted by FVRC at the door in lieu of an entrance fee.
Please note that this event may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Patrick Phillips – Blood at the Root @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers and field hands, tradesmen, servants, and children. Many black residents were poor sharecroppers, but others owned their own farms and the land on which they’d founded the county’s thriving black churches.
But then in September of 1912, three young black laborers were accused of raping and murdering a white girl. One man was dragged from a jail cell and lynched on the town square, two teenagers were hung after a one-day trial, and soon bands of white “night riders” launched a coordinated campaign of arson and terror, driving all 1,098 black citizens out of the county. In the wake of the expulsions, whites harvested the crops and took over the livestock of their former neighbors, and quietly laid claim to “abandoned” land. The charred ruins of homes and churches disappeared into the weeds, until the people and places of black Forsyth were forgotten.
National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips tells Forsyth’s tragic story in vivid detail and traces its long history of racial violence all the way back to antebellum Georgia.

Cooks & Books: Lunch with Ronni Lundy @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm

Please join us for a very special luncheon with Ronni Lundy at The Fearrington Granary. Tickets are $85 and include a signed copy of Victuals, three-course meal with wine, service fee and tax.
Victuals explores the diverse and complex food scene of the Mountain South through recipes, stories, traditions, and innovations. Each chapter explores a specific defining food or tradition of the region–such as salt, beans, corn (and corn liquor). The essays introduce readers to their rich histories and the farmers, curers, hunters, and chefs who define the region’s contemporary landscape. Sitting at a diverse intersection of cuisines, Appalachia offers a wide range of ingredients and products that can be transformed using traditional methods and contemporary applications. Through 80 recipes and stories gathered on her travels in the region, Lundy shares dishes that distill the story and flavors of the Mountain South.

Elizabeth Cox – A Question of Mercy @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Adam Finney, a young man who is mentally disabled, faces sterilization and lobotomy in a state-supported asylum. When he is found dead in the French Broad River of rural North Carolina, his teenaged stepsister, Jess, is sought for questioning by their family and the police. Jess’s odyssey of escape across four states leads into dark territories of life-and-death moral choices where compassion and grace offer faint illumination but few answers.

“A Question of Mercy”, set in a vivid landscape of the mid-twentieth-century South, is the fifth novel from Robert Penn Warren Award–winning writer Elizabeth Cox. As she challenges notions of individual freedom and responsibility against a backdrop of questionable practices governing treatment of the mentally disabled, she also stretches the breadth and limitations of the human heart to love and to forgive.

Geraldine Brooks – The Secret Chord @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

With more than two million copies of her novels sold, New York Times bestselling author Geraldine Brooks has achieved both popular and critical acclaim. Now, Brooks takes on one of literature’s richest and most enigmatic figures: a man who shimmers between history and legend. Peeling away the myth to bring David to life in Second Iron Age Israel, Brooks traces the arc of his journey from obscurity to fame, from shepherd to soldier, from hero to traitor, from beloved king to murderous despot and into his remorseful and diminished dotage.

Please note, a Geraldine Brooks book purchase is required for entry to this event in The Fearrington Barn. Buy or reserve your copy of “The Secret Chord” by calling the bookstore at 919.542.3030.

Jodi Picoult – Small Great Things @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This stunning new novel is Jodi Picoult at her finest—complete with unflinching insights, richly layered characters, and a page-turning plot with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. “Small Great Things” is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game. Jodi Picoult is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-three novels, including Leaving Time, The Storyteller, Lone Wolf, and My Sister’s Keeper. She is also the author, with daughter Samantha van Leer, of two young adult novels, Between the Lines and Off the Page. Picoult lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.

Please note this is a ticketed event on The Garden Terrace. Tickets are $85 and include a signed copy of “Small Great Things”, lunch, wine, service fee and tax. Seats are limited – call the bookstore at 919.542.3030 to reserve a spot.

Cooks & Books: Vivian Howard @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at Roost Beer Garden to celebrate Vivian Howard’s newest cookbook, Deep Run Roots. Tickets are $55 per person, including a copy of Deep Run Roots, a sandwich and beverage from Vivian’s food truck, service fee and tax.
Vivian Howard is the owner and head chef of the farm-to-table restaurant Chef & the Farmer in the small town of Kinston, NC. Before the restaurant’s opening in 2006, she trained under Wylie Dufresne and Same Mason at WD-50 and later, as a member of the opening team at Jean Gorges Vongericten’s Spice Market. She now stars in the award-winning PBS series A Chef’s Life that is entering its second season.
Featuring Vivian’s favorite simple family dishes, memorable meals from her award-winning restaurant, and time-honored traditional preparations, this cookbook is a culinary love letter to the region she has spent her life discovering-an ambitious, once-in-a-generation book that belongs on the shelf next to Edna Lewis’s The Taste of Country Cooking and Alice Waters’s The Art of Simple Food.

Janice Y. K. Lee – The Expatriates @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Janice Y. K. Lee’s New York Times bestselling debut, The Piano Teacher, was called “immensely satisfying” by People, “intensely readable” by O, The Oprah Magazine, and “a rare and exquisite story” by Elizabeth Gilbert. Now, in her long-awaited new novel, Lee explores with devastating poignancy the emotions, identities, and relationships of three very different American women living in the same small expat community in Hong Kong.
Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child, something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile, Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all. Atmospheric, moving, and utterly compelling, The Expatriates confirms Lee as an exceptional talent and one of our keenest observers of women’s inner lives.
Janice Y.K. Lee was born and raised in Hong Kong. A former editor at Elle, she lives in New York with her husband and four children.