Lucy Daniels grew up spending her summers on the Carolina coast and has borne witness to the development that has changed the area’s natural beauty. As a clinical psychologist, Daniels couldn’t help but relate those changes to the hurdles that many people face during their lives. As a writer, she turned that insight into “Maritime Magistery,” a collection of linked short stories that take place along the coast.
“Maritime Magistery” is the 82-year-old Daniels’ sixth book. Her first, “Caleb, My Son,” was published in 1956 and became a best seller and earned her a Guggenheim fellowship at age 22, the youngest recipient ever.
Daniels, a member of the publishing family that once owned The News & Observer, is the founder of the Lucy Daniels Foundation and the Lucy Daniels Center for Early Childhood.
Quail Ridge Books is sponsoring a reading of “Martime Magistery” at 2 p.m. Sunday. The event will be in the atrium of Daniels’ office at 629 Oberlin Road in Raleigh.
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On June 10, she’ll be reading at So & So Books on Person St. in Raleigh.
Other authors visiting Triangle book stores this week:
Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill:
7 p.m. Tuesday: Rien Fertel, “The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog.”
Info: 919-942-7373 or flyleafbooks.com
Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham:
7 p.m. Friday: Rien Fertel, “The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog.”
Info: 919-286-2700 or regulatorbookshop.com
McIntyre’s Books, Fearrington Village Center near Pittsboro:
11 a.m. Saturday: Rien Fertel, “The One True Barbecue: Fire, Smoke, and the Pitmasters Who Cook the Whole Hog.”
Info: 919-542-3030 or fearrington.com/village/mcintyres.asp
Barnes & Noble, 760 S.E. Maynard St., Cary:
7 p.m. Thursday: Allison Leotta, “The Last Good Girl.”
Info: 919-467-3866 or barnesandnoble.com
Barnes & Noble, 8431 Brier Creek Parkway, Raleigh:
6:30 p.m. Thursday: Rick Yancey, “The Last Star.”
Info: 919-484-9903 or barnesandnoble.com