Read This: 2 New Books by Charlotte Authors

Two new paperbacks by local authors hit stores in March

The Wisdom of Hair ($15) follows 19-year-old Zora Adams’s escape from an alcoholic mother to beauty school in the 1980s. Along the way, she learns tough lessons about love, forgiveness, and the power of a good hairdo. Charlottean Kim Boykin spent eight years working on her debut novel while raising two children—and got it published by a Penguin Group imprint.









Fiction writer Richard Jones and financial adviser Barry Robert Ozer write about what they know (and wish they had known earlier) about fatherhood in A Dude’s Guide to Babies ($15.95). Full of top-10 lists, personal stories, and pop quizzes, this laid-back instruction manual offers advice on everything from stuffing spare diapers in your cargo pants pockets to “feeding someone who thinks oatmeal is spicy.”