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    Book Talk: Terry Roberts - A Short Time to Stay Here

    Author Terry Roberts will read from and discuss his first novel on Jan. 24. The book highlights a little-known chapter in North Carolina history: the detention of German prisoners of war in the Tar Heel State during World War I.

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      When Jan 24, 2013
      from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
      Where Wilson Special Collections Library
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      A Short Time to Stay Here is set at the Mountain Park Hotel in isolated Hot Springs, north of Asheville. The hotel served as the internment site for more than 2,000 German nationals during the war.

      The 5:30 p.m. reading and discussion in the Wilson Special Collections Library is free and open to the public. The North Carolina Collection is the program sponsor.

      Roberts, who was born in Asheville and raised in Weaverville, N.C., is the director of the National Paideia Center in Chapel Hill, which advocates for a holistic approach to life-long learning.

      Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of the Bull’s Head Bookshop.

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