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September: Explore North Carolina
Look Homeward, Angel by
Publication Date: 2006-10-10
A coming-of-age story about Eugene Gant, a restless and energetic character whose passion to experience life takes him from his small, rural hometown in North Carolina to Harvard University and the city of Boston.
Publication Date: 2008-10-07
The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton arrive in the North Carolina mountains to create a timber empire, vowing to let no one stand in their way, especially those newly rallying around Teddy Roosevelt's nascent environmental movement. Yet when Serena begins to suspect that George's allegiances may lie elsewhere, she unleashes her full fury on the young mountain woman who bore his illegitimate child the year before. Rash's masterful balance of violence and beauty yields a powerfully riveting story that, at its core, tells of love both honored and betrayed.
The Last Ballad by
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
The eagerly awaited next novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling A Land More Kind Than Home about a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together in the years before the Great Depression, a haunting and moving story of cowardice, courage and sacrifice
Lady on the Hill by
Publication Date: 2006-03-10
It is the epitome of Gilded Age splendor: the largest private home ever built in the United States, a French chateau graced with more than 50,000 priceless furnishings and objets d'art, set in an enchanting rural paradise, designed by America's foremost nineteenth-century landscape architect. A National Historic Landmark, George Vanderbilt's dream home welcomes visitors to experience its glorious past as well as its exciting future. Once described by David Rockefeller as a "white elephant," what makes Biltmore Estate as popular a destination as Monticello, Mount Vernon, and Colonial Williamsburg? Lady on the Hill tells the inspiring story of the thirty-five-year effort to restore this fading beauty to her former glory - all without a penny of government funding or outside foundation grants. Central to this true-life tale of rebirth against the odds is George Vanderbilt's grandson William A.V. Cecil, a well-mannered, highly educated man who, when caught up in an idea, becomes a whirling dervish, generating enough energy and enthusiasm to motivate everyone around him. And, according to author Howard Covington Jr., Cecil gets a week's worth of ideas before he's done with his Monday morning shave. In the late 1950s, attorneys, financial managers, and tax accountants were united in advising Cecil and his brother, George, to sell off the estate's 12,000 acres in order to create a suburban subdivision. Cecil quietly ignored this advice and came up with a better idea: over the next four decades, he would turn this down-at-the-heels mansion that was a drain on the family business into the most successful, privately preserved historic site in the United States, perhaps even the world. Cecil succeeded beyond even his wildest dreams. Not only did he raise the money needed to begin and continue a painstaking, decades-long restoration of the house itself, but he also achieved a goal that even his grandfather had found elusive. He made Biltmore Estate a self-sustaining, working enterprise that included a vibrant tourist destination, a working winery and vineyard, and a farming operation; employed hundreds of people; and attracted hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy every year.
Southern from Scratch by
Publication Date: 2018-04-24
Build a from-scratch Southern pantry with 50 essential recipes, then discover the versatility and flexibility of cooking from your larder with 100 more recipes for fresh takes on Southern favorites. Learn how to make the most of local ingredients with recipes for pickles and relishes, jams and spreads, sauces and vinegars, and more that use whole, natural, and in-season produce. With these flavorful bases and embellishments on hand, Ashley English opens up a world of Southern cuisine by sharing ideas and recipes that incorporate these classic staples.
New Voyages to Carolina by
Publication Date: 2017-10-09
An uncompromising environment: North Carolina's "land of water" coastal system / Stanley R. Riggs and Dorothea V. Ames -- Voyages to Carolina: Europeans in the Indians' old world / Michael Leroy Oberg and David Moore -- Intercolonial conflict and cooperation during the Tuscarora War / Stephen Feeley -- The conundrum of unfree labor / Bradford J. Wood and Larry E. Tise -- Land tenure as regulator grievance and revolutionary tool / Carole Watterson Troxler -- Evangelical geographies of North Carolina / Charles F. Irons -- Money in the bank: African American women, finance, and freedom in New Bern, North Carolina, 1868-1874 / Karin Zipf -- Educational capital and human flourishing: North Carolina's public schools and universities, 1865-2015 / Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore -- Linthead stomp: Carolina cotton mill hands and the modern origins of hillbilly music / Patrick Huber -- Tar Heel politics in the twentieth century: the rise and fall of the progressive plutocracy / Karl E. Campbell -- Defying Brown, defying Pearsall: African Americans and the struggle for public school integration in North Carolina, 1954-1971 / Jerry Gershenhorn -- It's easier to pick a Yankee dollar than a pound of cotton: tourism and North Carolina history / Richard D. Starnes -- Chasing smokestacks: lessons and legacies / James C. Cobb -- Failing to excite: the Dixie dynamo in the global economy / Peter A. Coclanis -- A new description of North Carolina / Larry E. Tise and Jeffrey J. Crow.
The Asheville Bee Charmer Cookbook by
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
A collection of 130 sweet and savory recipes inspired by the vast artisanal honey selection at Asheville Bee Charmer, a North Carolina shop located in one of the United States' most bee-friendly towns. Twenty honey varietals and eight special Bee Charmer blends are featured in recipes and discussed in a guide to color, aroma, and flavor.
Making Notes by
Publication Date: 2008-04-01
Carolina music connections. The glory road / Woody Mitchell ; God's trombones / Tom Hanchett ; A club foot in the door : diary of a mad promoter / John Jeter ; Gullah gospel / Dan Huntley ; Chevy van / Tommy Tomlinson ; Mount Airy confidential / Kent Priestly -- The entertainers. Duelin' banjos : Arthur Smith & Don Reno / Frye Gaillard ; Etta Baker : one diming it / Clair DeLune ; Earl Scruggs : the banjoman / Joe DePriest ; Snuffy Jenkins / Sam Boykin ; Doc Watson : idol conversation / Timothy C. Davis ; John Coltrane : key notes / Richard Garrison ; Thelonious Monk / Sam Stephenson ; Dizzy Gillespie / David Perlmutt ; Billy Taylor : music for the millennium / T. Brooks Shepard ; The Carolina Bebop Kings / Steve Crump ; Charlie Daniels / Woody Mitchell ; Ben E. King / Marv Goldberg -- Loonis, Alec & the great American songbook / Jerry Shinn ; Nina Simone put a spell on us / Charles Blackburn Jr ; Link Wray / Brendan McKennedy ; Peg Leg Jackson : the last medicine show / Jerry Bledsoe ; Hope Nicholls / Courtney Devores ; Shrimp City Slim / Clair DeLune ; Tommy Faile : crackerjack country / Jack Dillard ; Little Eva / Mick Patrick & Malcolm Baumgart ; Dad, Sam Moss and me / Peter Holsapple ; Richard "Big Boy" Henry / Janet Hartman ; Gina Stewart : go your own way / Sheila Saints ; Maurice Williams / Ann Wicker ; Hip-hop in the Carolinas / Clyde Smith ; Pink Anderson / Peter Cooper ; Carlisle Floyd / Michael Prince ; Randy Travis / Woody Mitchell ; Shirley Caesar : the singing evangelist / Matt Ehlers ; Fred Wesley, Jr. : sideman extraordinaire / Ann Wicker ; Live from the revival, it's James Brown! / John Grooms ; James Taylor / David Perlmutt --
Builtings as History by
Publication Date: 2006-11-01
Describes the work of architect Erle Stillwell from 1913 until the mid-1950s.
Hidden History of Asheville by
Publication Date: 2019-06-17
Dedicated to The Friends of the North Carolina Room at Pack Memorial Library .
Carolinas Gardener's Handbook by
Publication Date: 2012-08-30
Carolina Gardener’s Handbook is filled with need-to-know information from popular Carolina gardening experts. Each expert includes his or her collective wisdom in this complete guide for Carolina gardeners. In addition to hundreds of proven plants, this resource has monthly to-do calendars for more than ten plant categories from annuals to vines. “When to” information assists gardeners with the proper care and timing for everything from planting to watering. Advice on gardening with less water addresses the challenges of gardening in the Carolinas.
North Carolina by
Publication Date: 2015-01-09
Robert Morgan and Kathryn Stripling Byer, Al Maginnes and Cathy Smith Bowers, Thomas Rain Crowe and Michael McFee, as well as many new voices. . . Indeed, the variegation of the Tar Heel State's landscapes, as well as its rich history, is reflected through the myriad voices of its contemporary verse. As with other volumes of The Southern Poetry Anthology , this book--full of a wide gamut of poetic styles and approaches--will appeal to many readers, prove an excellent teaching resource for North Carolina students of literature, and serve as the definitive poetic document for North Carolina for many years. Conceived by Series Editor William Wright in 2003, The Southern Poetry Anthology is a projected twelve-to-sixteen volume project celebrating established and emerging poets of the American South, published by Texas Review Press. Inspired by single-volume anthologies such as Leon Stokesbury's The Made Thing , Gil Allen's A Ninety-Six Sampler , and Guy Owen and Mary C. Williams' Contemporary Southern Poetry: an Anthology , The Southern Poetry Anthology aspires to provide readers with a documentary-like survey of the best poetry being written in the American South at the present moment. Specifically, the editors' goals are twofold: first, to re-establish poetry of the South as a major presence in American literature, and second, to include a greater range of poets from the South to introduce a new poetic geography, a fresh corpus of what we understand to be "Southern Poetry."
Haunted North Carolina by
Publication Date: 2019-06-26
North Carolina is rich in Native American, Colonial, and Civil War history, and this heritage brings stories of ghosts and creatures from coastal tidewater to the western mountains. Readers will encounter the spirit of infant Virginia Dare in the form of a white deer, shipwreck survivors guided by ghosts to safety, a Halifax County reverend's encounter with the Devil, phantom marauders at Hannah's Creek Swamp, the spirit who directed his will from the grave, hauntings in the State Capitol, and mysterious figures at Devil's Stairs.
Fly Fishing North Carolina by
Publication Date: 2017-06-23
This guide gives a quick, clear understanding of the essential information needed to fly fish North Carolina's most outstanding waters, including hatches, flies and equipment to use, maps, where to fish, local tips, and helpful resources.
The Sea Keeper's Daughters by
Publication Date: 2015-09-02
Restaurant owner Whitney Monroe is desperate to save her business, and the inheritance of a decaying Gilded Age hotel on North Carolina's Outer Banks may provide just the ray of hope she needs. But things at the Excelsior are more complicated than they seem. Searching through years of stored family heirlooms may be Whitney's only hope of quick cash, but will the discovery of an old necklace and a Depression-era love story change everything?
Cold Mountain by
Publication Date: 1997-05-16
As he recuperates in a North Carolina hospital from a serious wound sustained at Petersburg in 1864, Inman decides he's had enough. Knowing that he soon will be pronounced fit for duty, he climbs through a hospital window and starts walking home to Cold Mountain . Meanwhile, on the mountain , Ada struggles to subsist on her own. Her father's death has left her with a rundown farm and little of the know-how to care for it or for herself. Salvation arrives via concerned neighbors who send her Ruby, a no-nonsense, hard-working, illiterate young woman. The two women form an immediate bond and routine--Ruby tutors Ada in farming and domestic chores during the day while Ada reads aloud from classic literature in the evenings. Frazier intersperses scenes of Ada and Ruby's home front with the perils Inman encounters on his trek through the wilderness. Meticulous, sometimes chilling, authenticity permeates the novel.
Lost Boys by
Publication Date: 1992-11-01
Description:Everything seems to be going well for the Fletchers, a Mormon family that has recently moved to a small North Carolina town, but trouble begins when seven-year-old Stevie begins to withdraw into his own world.
North Carolina off the Beaten Path by
Publication Date: 2017-04-01
North Carolina Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, North Carolina Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of North Carolina that other guidebooks just don't offer.
Garden Spells by
Publication Date: 2007-08-28
In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in an even smaller town, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make them outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures. A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys except for Claire's rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before. When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire's quiet life is turned upside down along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom or with each other.
In West Mills by
Publication Date: 2019-06-04
Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. Let the people of West Mills say what they will; the neighbors' gossip won't keep Knot from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, nineteenth-century literature, and the company of men. And yet, Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Alone in her one-room shack, ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of family and home. Otis Lee is eager to help. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule. After his failed attempt as a teenager to help his older sister, Otis Lee discovers a possible path to redemption in the chaos Knot brings to his doorstep. But while he's busy trying to fix Knot's life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light.
This Is Where We Live by
Publication Date: 2000-10-02
Short stories by 25 contemporary North Carolina writers
Soul City by
Publication Date: 2021-02-02
A history of Floyd McKissick's 1969 plan to build a Black city in North Carolina, examining the story of the idealists who settled there, the obstacles that derailed the project, and what Soul City's saga says about Black opportunity, capitalism, and power then and now.
If the Creek Don't Rise by
Publication Date: 2017-08-22
In a North Carolina mountain town filled with moonshine and rotten husbands, Sadie Blue is only the latest girl to face a dead-end future at the mercy of a dangerous drunk. She's been married to Roy Tupkin for fifteen days, and she knows now that she should have listened to the folks who said he was trouble. But when a stranger sweeps in and knocks the world off-kilter for everyone in town, Sadie begins to think there might be more to life than being Roy's wife.