Books roundup: Author to launch release at Fullsteam

Jun. 08, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

Durham novelist Summer Kinard will celebrate the publication of her first novel “Can’t Buy Me Love” (available from Durham publisher Light Messages) with a launch party today at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Ave. This event will begin at 3:30 p.m. and continue until 7. This event will feature Kinard reading from her novel, live music and a chance to win prizes.

In “Can’t Buy Me Love,” Vanessa Fauchon, a “freegan,” feels unfulfilled until she finds a scrapbook while diving for goods in a Dumpster. She falls in love with the handsome Latino man in the pages of the book. For information about this novel (and to see an animated version of the novel) visit

Here are some other readings and events:
-- In addition to Kinard’s novel, Light Messages recently released Robert Schultz’s “Autobiography of a Baby Boomer.” Schultz, who teaches in the orthopedic department at Duke University, tells the story of his personal quest for meaning during the early 1970s, a search that took him to Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
For more information about this title, visit

-- Henderson author Edward Kemp is recommending his new novel “Woodard’s Crest” (Tate Publishing, $21.99) to fans of the Harry Potter series. In Kemp’s novel, a 10-year-old boy named Allen Woodard, a poor boy whose parents are potato farmers, finds out that he has special powers.
Kemp will sign copies of the book at 7 p.m. Friday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 5400 New Hope Commons.

-- Nathalie Dupree will be signing her latest James Beard Award-winning cookbook “Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at A Southern Season in Chapel Hill. 
Dupree is the author of 12 cookbooks, including two previous James Beard award winners, and she has hosted more than 300 specials and television shows on PBS, the TV Food Network, and The Learning Channel.
A Southern Season is at 201 S. Estes Drive in University Mall.

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