Malaprop’s reading to benefit WNCA


Environmental fiction writer Mary Alice Monroe, author of the new book, The Summer Girls, is generously donating 10 percent of book sales from an upcoming reading at Malaprops Bookstore & Cafe to the Western North Carolina Alliance.

The reading will be at 7 p.m. July 6 at the store, located at 55 Haywood St.

The Summer Girls is the first in book in a trilogy of green fiction, in which dolphins are the focal point for an environmental lesson in which they face sickness and death due to polluted waters. The Summer Girls was selected as one of the top 10 best summer reads by Southern Living magazine and CBS.

Monroe is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 14 novels. She is an active conservationist who serves on the boards of the South Carolina Aquarium, The Leatherback Trust, and Charleston Literacy Volunteers.

She is inspired by the WNCA’s work to protect the mountains, rivers, and forests of Western North Carolina.

To learn more about Monroe, visit

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