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North Carolina Fiction March 2012
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming. 
~Pablo Neruda
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New Fiction set in North Carolina
Birds of a lesser paradise : stories - Megan Mayhew Bergman
Publisher: Scribner
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/06/2012
Share Birds of a lesser paradise %3a  stories ISBN-13: 9781451643350
ISBN-10: 1451643357
A debut collection by a prize-winning writer whose stories have been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories evaluates the surprising moments when bonds with nature become evident and includes the story of a single mom and her son's effort to reclaim an African Gray Parrot and a population control activist who longs to have a baby. 
We are taking only what we need: short story collection - Stephanie Powell Watts
Publisher: University of Missouri-Kansas City
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/01/2011
Share We are taking only what we need%3a short story collection ISBN-13: 9781886157798
ISBN-10: 1886157790
"These eleven stories blend gravity and humor to depict late 20th century rural North Carolina life, including African American women protagonists who encounter love and relationships, mental illness, racism, and, especially among Jehovah's Witnesses' faith"--Provided by publisher.
New Fiction by North Carolina Authors
Broadway baby - Alan Shapiro
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/01/2012
Share Broadway baby ISBN-13: 9781565129832
ISBN-10: 1565129830
Miriam Bluestein tries to realize her childhood dream of being a Broadway star by living vicariously through her son, a talented stage performer, and becomes fixated on her fantasy career as everything else in her life falls to the wayside.
Three-day town - Margaret Maron
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/01/2011
Share Three-day town ISBN-13: 9780446555784
ISBN-10: 0446555789
While in New York, Judge Deborah Knott has been asked to deliver a package to Lt. Sigrid Harald of the NYPD. Sigrid offers to swing by the apartment with her husband to pick up the box, but when they reach the apartment, they discover that the box is missing and the doorman has been murdered.
Into the hinterlands - David Drake
Publisher: Pocket Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2011
Share Into the hinterlands ISBN-13: 9781439134610
ISBN-10: 1439134618
Accepting a potentially lucrative assignment to remove a band of power-hungry Terrans from an undisciplined star system, Allen Allenson, the scion of a noble family that has fallen on hard times, encounters a political scheme by space-dwelling aliens.
Seizure: a virals novel - Kathy Reichs
Publisher: Razorbill
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/01/2011
Share Seizure%3a a virals novel ISBN-13: 9781595143945
ISBN-10: 1595143947
Tory Brennan and her Virals friends work to prevent the financially strapped Loggerhead Island Research Institute's imminent shutdown, an effort that leads them to investigate an old Charleston buried treasure legend.  Young Adult.
Laddertop. Volume 1 - Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/27/2011
Share Laddertop. Volume 1 ISBN-13: 9780765324603
ISBN-10: 0765324601
Twenty-five years after the alien Givers came to Earth and gave the human race the greatest technology ever seen, Robbi and Azure, two eleven-year-old girls who are candidates for the Laddertop Academy, become entangled in a dangerous mystery that may help them solve the riddle of the Givers. 
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