BOOKS ROUNDUP: Kwilecki collection to be published

Jan. 19, 2013 @ 12:22 PM

Photographer Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009) had an association with Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies that dates to the 1970s. Some of his papers and photographs are in Duke’s collection of rare books and manuscripts.
Tom Rankin, a photographer and director of the Center for Documentary Studies, and Iris Tillman Hill have co-edited a collection of Kwilecki’s photographs, “One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia.” Kwilecki spent his life in his hometown of Bainbridge, Ga., in Decatur County, and this book collects more than 200 of his simple, black-and-white photographs of life in his hometown.
The University of North Carolina Press, in conjunction with the Center for Documentary Studies, will publish this collection in April. The publication will be in conjunction with an exhibit of the photographs at CDS, March 18-July 27. For information, visit

In other book news:

-- Carl Weber owns two bookstore chains, Urban Knowledge and Beach Reads, as well as a publishing company, Urban Books. He is a prolific novelist as well, and his newest book “The Man in 3B” (Grand Central Publishing, $24.99) tells the story of Darryl Graham as seen through the first-person narratives of the neighbors of his Queens, N.Y., apartment – Connie, Avery, Krystal and Benny.
Weber will read and sign copies of “The Man in 3B” at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Barnes & Noble book store in New Hope Commons in Durham.

-- Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill is publishing two new paperbacks in the coming weeks. Ashok Rajamani was 25 years old when his brain “exploded,” meaning that an aneurysm burst. His heartbreaking and sometimes funny memoir of his recovery from this experience, “The Day My Brain Exploded,” will be available in stores Tuesday.
Christopher Castellani’s third novel for Algonquin, “All This Talk of Love,” is about the Italian-American experience, as seen through the eyes of the Grasso family. Castellani’s novel will go on sale Feb. 5.

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