Election day is over. Now what?

Still have Tuesday’s election on the brain?

We do too, so we’re reaching for our latest publication: Jim Hunt: A Biography by Gary Pearce. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, you’ll enjoy this book. What’s not to like about a farm boy from rural North Carolina who grew up to become the state’s longest-serving governor? What’s not inspiring about a man who lost a nasty, dirty-tricks U.S. Senate race, only to return home and win two more gubernatorial elections? And while he was at it, he founded Smart Start–a youth education program–and helped North Carolina’s public schools improve their test scores more than any other state throughout the 1990s, among other accomplishments.

And you just can’t go wrong with an author like Gary Pearce, who has worked with Gov. Hunt since his first campaign in 1975. “Pearce’s good storytelling skills make for a good read as he explains how and why Hunt became the most successful North Carolina politician of all time,” says D. G. Martin, host of UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch. Want proof? We’ve got an excerpt just for you:

Want to meet both these extraordinary men? Well you’re in luck, because Gov. Hunt and Gary Pearce will start their N.C. book tour Monday, November 8. Catch the two of them at any of these signings across the state:

Monday, November 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Bridgestone America Atrium
Lauren Kennedy & Alan Campbell Theater
Barton College
Wilson, NC

Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Quail Ridge Books & Music
3522 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-828-7912
Web: www.quailridgebooks.com

Monday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
NEW VENUE: Park Road Books
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC
Phone: 704-525-9239

Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m.
Flyleaf Books
752 MLK Jr. Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: 919-942-7373
Web: www.flyleafbooks.com

Monday, November 29 at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
University Commons
3040 Evans Street
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-321-8119

Tuesday, November 30 at 7 p.m.
Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: 910-452-1107
Web: www.pombooks.net

Wednesday, December 1 at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
Friendly Shopping Center
3102 Northline Ave.
Greensboro, NC 27408
Phone: 336-854-4200

Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
1925 Hampton Inn Court
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336-774-0800

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