Charles Frazier talks about “Nightwoods” on North Carolina Bookwatch today at noon and Thursday at 5 p.m.
“Cold Mountain” author Frazier’s most recent book, “Nightwoods,” is set in his beloved North Carolina mountains. Engaging characters and a compact story line of suspense give a wider audience an opportunity to enjoy Frazier’s magnificent gifts.
The program will also air Wednesday at 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on UNC-MX, a digital cable system channel (Time Warner #172 or #4.4). In addition, airing at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday on UNC-MX will be a classic Bookwatch program featuring Carl Ernst author of “Following Muhammad.”
Fans of “Cold Mountain” and its lead character, W.P. Inman, may notice that this Bookwatch interview takes place in a small mountain chapel near Waynesville. The Chapel’s name is Inman Chapel.
The Inman in the book was fictional, but Frazier based him on a real member of his family, W.P. Inman one of several brothers who fought in the Civil War. Inman Chapel was named in honor of the real W.P.’s oldest brother, James Anderson Inman. James Anderson and two other Inman brothers were captured early in the war and sent to a prison at Camp Douglas in Chicago. Conditions were harsh. Although James Anderson survived, the other brothers died in prison.
D.G. Martin hosts "North Carolina Bookwatch," which airs Sundays at noon and Thursdays at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV. For more information or to view prior programs visit the webpage at www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch.