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Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook Paperback – Oct 29 2007

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The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts The Mountain Shadow by Gregory David Roberts

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 426 pages
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr (Oct. 29 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807858331
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807858332
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 885 g

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Takes the reader into shaded byways of fascinating obscurity or simply personal aspects of the region's writers and writing. There is a super-highway of information to be found on the gravel roads and winding tracks of North Carolina's mountains. . . . A welcome addition to the ever-lengthening shelf of worthwhile works about the state's rich literary heritage.--"North Carolina Literary Review"

About the Author

GEORGANN EUBANKS is a writer, teacher, and consultant to nonprofit groups across the country. She is also a principal in the Emmy-winning documentary production firm Minnow Media. She has directed the Duke University Writers' Workshop since 1989, was a founder of the North Carolina Writers' Network, and is past chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council. Published in association with the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources

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The perfect literary guidebook. March 20 2009
By Sue Diehl - Published on
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A fascinating guidebook to North Carolina's rich literary history. This volume covers the western mountains of the state, and I eagerly await the promised volumes on the Piedmont and the Eastern shore. The guide is so fascinating and packed full of interesting tidbits that it leads the reader to want to explore the sites and volumes depicted. Whether the suggested titles are a first introduction to a work or a provocation to revisit a book by a North Carolina writer or one in which the setting is in this wonderful state, the guide can easily serve as selection tool for building one's regional literary collection.
The maps of the trails are very clear, the photography wonderfully elucidates the text, and the compilation of fascinating stories behind the writings provides the incentive to plan day trips to explore the locales depicted and to read, read, read the titles included.
Eubanks should be applauded for creating the ultimate literary guide.
Focus April 21 2013
By Phyllis J. Moore - Published on
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This interested me more than the Piedmont trail issue did.

Either book serves as a literary trail guide but I didn't expect the inclusion of the peripheral sites.
They make the book too long.

All said, it is a good guide.
Must-have purchase for a visit to this region April 7 2013
By lucyloo - Published on
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Author knows vast amount on her subject, and writes in a style that's highly readable. This, along with a decent map and dulcimer music in your c.d. player, will deeply enrich your visit to the N.C. mountains. It's a book to savor and keep.
makes a trip to the mountains a brand new adventure. Feb. 23 2014
By Ginger B. Collins - Published on
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We love the North Carolina Mountains and this book makes our road trips even richer. Great bits of history and little known facts about our favorite books and authors.
Four Stars Oct. 26 2014
By Cowboy - Published on
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Very good reading