27 Views of Asheville

A Southern Mountain Town in Prose & Poetry


Featuring Charles Frazier, Gail Godwin, Ron Rash, Susan Reinhardt, Wayne Caldwell & other great writers


Eno Publishers   POBox 158  Hillsborough NC 27278   919.632.6893

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27 Views of ASHEVILLE

Asheville is a town with a strong sense of place--architecture, mountain views, a creative locus, a history as complicated as any Southern town. Now twenty-seven (and then some) of the legions of writers who call Asheville home create a literary landscape of this fabled Southern mountain town. The collection addresses everything from Thomas Wolfe’s powerful legacy to the town’s celebrated Art Deco architecture, from struggles with development to the stark realities of Asheville’s past, from personal histories to its reputation as a nexus of the arts and all things cutting-edge.


Contributors     Gail Godwin | Charles Frazier 

Ron Rash   |  Glenis Redmond |  Wayne Caldwell

Sharyn McCrumb | Sarah Williams | Holly Iglesias

Daniel Pierce | Michael McFee | Heather Newton

Pamela Duncan | Robert Morgan   |   Richard Chess 

Bruce E. Johnson | Nan Chase | Johnnie Grant

Tommy Hays|Susan Reinhardt|Thomas Rain Crowe   George Ellison | Jan Schochet | Rick McDaniel

DeWayne Barton | Keith Flynn | Dale Neal | Allan Wolf



This is the third book in Eno Publishers’s 27 Views series that features the literary communities of contemporary Southern towns. The series’s initial book was the award-winning 27 Views of Hillsborough, with an introduction by novelist Michael Malone, followed by 27 Views of Chapel Hill, published in 2011 with an introduction by Daniel Wallace.


Introduction by Rob Neufeld: “A full view of Asheville involves, finally, the recognition that writers are writing about it, and are part of the evolution. There’s a danger of Asheville becoming a reality show; but there are also good indications that the thrust is to bring people together for healthy understanding.”