Ron Tanner – Missile Paradise @ McIntyre's Books
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am

Join Ron Tanner as he reads from his latest book, Missile Paradise, set in the Marshall Islands.
Following four interconnected story lines—the meltdown of a burned-out cultural liaison who has “gone native”; a young programmer who has lost his leg in a reckless solo sailing journey; the struggles of a young widow with two children whose husband drowned in a mysterious diving accident; and the destructive spiral of a Marshallese teenager whose American girlfriend rejects him when she returns to the States—Missile Paradise is an epic, heartbreaking, and satirical novel about the clash of cultures between the Americans trying to realize their American Dream in this seeming paradise, and the Marshallese who are both angered and bedazzled by that dream.

McIntyre’s Books Presents: The Last Kids on Earth with author Max Brallier @ Chatham Community Library
Sep 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us at the Chatham Community Library on Tuesday, September 6th at 4PM to meet the Max Brallier!
Max is the author of more than twenty books and games, including the middle-grade series The Last Kids on Earth.
He writes children’s books and adult books, including the pick-your-own-path adventure Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? He is the creator and writer of Galactic Hot Dogs, a sci-fi middle-grade series from Aladdin. He writes for licensed properties including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, and Uncle Grandpa. Max lives in New York City with his wife.

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”.

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.

D. G. Martin – North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Want to eat like the locals? D. G. Martin has spent years traveling the major roadways of North Carolina, on the lookout for community, local history, and, of course, a good home-cooked meal. Martin is your personal tour guide to more than 100 notable local roadway haunts that serve not only as places to eat but also as fixtures of their communities.
North Carolina’s Roadside Eateries features locally owned and time-tested community favorites which cover a range of food tastes, from BBQ joints and country kitchens, to Mexican restaurants and Greek diners. Martin introduces diners to the restaurant owners and locals who make these places unique and includes current contact information, hours, directions. And he features nearby points of interest to explore after eating.
This handy reference to good food just off North Carolina’s interstates should find a spot in every Tar Heel traveler’s glove compartment.
D. G. Martin is a newspaper columnist and the current host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch.

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.

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.

Art Chansky – Game Changers @ McIntyre's Books
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men’s basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott, the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Drawn together by college basketball in a time of momentous change, Smith and Scott helped transform a university, a community, and the racial landscape of sports in the South. But there is much more to this story than is commonly told.
In Game Changers, Art Chansky reveals an intense saga of race, college sport, and small-town politics. At the center were two young men, Scott and Smith, both destined for greatness but struggling through challenges on and off the court, among them the storms of civil rights protest and the painfully slow integration of a Chapel Hill far less progressive than its reputation today might suggest.
Drawing on extensive personal interviews and a variety of other sources, Chansky takes readers beyond the basketball court to highlight the community that supported Smith and Scott during these challenging years, from assistant basketball coach John Lotz to influential pastor the Reverend Robert Seymour to pioneering African American mayor Howard Lee. Challenging many myths that surround this period, Chansky nevertheless offers an ultimately triumphant portrait of a student-athlete and coach who ensured the University of North Carolina would never be the same.
Art Chansky is a veteran sportswriter and author of several books on UNC basketball, including Light Blue Reign and Blue Blood.