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Moon North Carolina

Moon North Carolina


by Sarah Bryan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A great resource for the independent traveler, this guidebook features a good introduction to land, history and culture, as well as practical detail on getting around, where to go, and where to stay. With personality, detailed local maps, glossary and suggested itineraries. (USS447, $19.99)

Far Appalachia, Following the New River North

Far Appalachia, Following the New River North


by Noah Adams

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

The host of NPR's All Things Considered travels the New River by car, bicycle, and canoe, investigating Appalachian history, ecology and local flavor along the way. (USM104, $16.00)

North Carolina, A History

North Carolina, A History


by William Stevens Powell

  • HISTORY
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 231 PAGES

A short history of North Carolina for the general reader, published in celebration of the bicentennial and revised by the author in 1988. (USS126, $19.95)

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods


by Bill Bryson

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 276 PAGES

The entertaining account of Bryson's hike up the Appalachian trail, combining biting satire with a certain warmth. A fond memoir and a very entertaining read. (USE01, $15.99)

Cabins in the Laurel

Cabins in the Laurel


by Muriel Earley Sheppard | Bayard Wootten | John Ehle

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 287 PAGES

The true story of a woman and her mining engineer husband, who moved from New York to the mountains of North Carolina in 1928. This account of early 20th-century Appalachian life is complemented by 128 photographs of the region. (USE31, $33.95)

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain


by Charles Frazier

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 449 PAGES

Set in North Carolina, this is the best-selling novel of a wounded Confederate soldier who abandons the front line and journeys home to his prewar sweetheart. In spare, eloquent prose, Frazier describes the strong bond between a man and the land. (USS74, $16.00)

Evensong

Evensong


by Gail Godwin

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 405 PAGES

A moving novel set in the fictional Appalachian hamlet of High Balsam in the Smokies of western North Carolina. (USE27, $14.95)

The Height of Our Mountains, Nature Writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley

The Height of Our Mountains, Nature Writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley


by Michael P. Branch | Daniel J. Philippon

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 460 PAGES

A diverse anthology and portrait of the region, covering from 1612 to 1996. (USS295, $30.00)

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Southeastern States


by Peter Alden

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 446 PAGES

A compact photographic guide to the nature of the Southeast states from Mississippi and Georgia to North Carolina, featuring 1,500 photographs, concise descriptions and an overview of the natural history of the area. (USS31, $22.00)

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