Roundfire Books, Paperback, 9781782791126, 126pp.
Publication Date: September 7, 2013
As it passes from owner to owner, Ashoan's Rug tells the story of how the work of art is not in the creating, but in how the artwork changes lives. A literary magic carpet ride.
About the Author
The 2014 Piedmont Laureate in Short Fiction, Carrie Knowles has published widely in both fiction and non-fiction and has won a number of prestigious writing awards, including: Midland Authors Poetry Award, the American Heart Association Heart and Torch Award for Creative Journalism, and Glimmer Train's Very-Short Fiction Contest. Her first novel, Lillian's Garden, was selected a summer "must read" by the North Carolina Arts Council/NC Culture Blogger. Her second novel, Ashoan's Rug, was named one of the top books of 2014 by Salisbury Press. Her non-fiction book, The Last Childhood: A Family Story of Alzheimer's, Three Rivers Press 2000, has been noted as one of the top 100 books written about Alzheimer's. The Last Childhood is being reissued in 2015 by Second Wind Publishing. In addition to Lillian's Garden and Ashoan's Rug, Carrie has also published a collection of short stories, Apricots in a Turkish Garden. Carrie was born in Detroit. She and her husband, Jeff Leiter, moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 1978. They have three children.