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UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.

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UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch is the state’s premier literary series, bringing the Tar Heel State’s best and brightest Southern writers to the small screen. In every illuminating interview, host D.G. Martin sheds light on authors’ lives, books and the state’s indelible imprint on their works.

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    Scott Huler, No-Man’s Lands | NC Bookwatch

    Scott Huler, No-Man’s Lands | NC Bookwatch

    When NPR contributor Scott Huler made one more attempt to get through James Joyce’s Ulysses, he had no idea it would launch an obsession with the book’s inspiration: the ancient Greek epic The Odyssey and the lonely homebound journey of its Everyman hero, Odysseus.

    • 26 min
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    Roy Underhill, The Woodwright’s Guide | NC Bookwatch

    Roy Underhill, The Woodwright’s Guide | NC Bookwatch

    For thirty years, Roy Underhill's PBS program, The Woodwright's Shop, has brought classic hand-tool craftsmanship to viewers across America. Now, in his seventh book, Roy shows how to engage the mysteries of the splitting wedge and the cutting edge to shape wood from forest to furniture.

    • 26 min
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    Nina de Gramont, Gossip of the Starlings | NC Bookwatch

    Nina de Gramont, Gossip of the Starlings | NC Bookwatch

    When Catherine Morrow is admitted to the Esther Percy School for Girls, it's on the condition that she reform her ways. But that's before the charismatic and beautiful Skye Butterfield, daughter of the famous Senator Butterfield, chooses Catherine for her best friend. Skye is a young woman hell-bent on a trajectory of self-destruction, and she doesn't care who is taken down with her. No matter the transgression—a stolen credit card, a cocaine binge, an affair with a teacher, an accident that precipitates the end of Catherine's promising riding career—Catherine can neither resist Skye's spell nor stop her downward spiral.

    • 26 min
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    William Link, Righteous Warrior | NC Bookwatch

    William Link, Righteous Warrior | NC Bookwatch

    In an all-new episode, Link reveals Righteous Warrior, sharing the story of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century and the conservative mark he left on the American political landscape.

    • 26 min
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    Martin Clark, The Legal Limit | NC Bookwatch

    Martin Clark, The Legal Limit | NC Bookwatch

    Martin Clark’s most remarkable novel yet is the gripping, complex story of a murder cover-up that wreaks widespread havoc even as it redefines the concept of justice—a relentlessly entertaining saga that delves deeply into matters at once ambiguous and essential.

    • 26 min
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    Clyde Edgerton, The Bible Salesman | NC Bookwatch

    Clyde Edgerton, The Bible Salesman | NC Bookwatch

    Henry is a bible salesman. Clearwater is a car thief. Henry needs a ride. Clearwater needs an assistant. The second World War is over, and nineteen-year-old Henry Dampier walks the roads of North Carolina, selling bibles. When Clearwater offers him a lift, Henry thinks it is a lucky day that only gets better with Clearwater’s “confession” of being an FBI agent in need of aid. Henry joyfully seizes the opportunity to lead a double life as bible salesman and G-man.

    • 26 min

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