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Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont : A Guidebook - Georgann Eubanks

Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont

A Guidebook

Paperback Published: 15th October 2010
ISBN: 9780807859797
Number Of Pages: 472

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Read your way across North Carolina's Piedmont in the second of a series of regional guides that bring the state's rich literary history to life for travelers and residents. Eighteen tours direct readers to sites that more than two hundred Tar Heel authors have explored in their fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, excerpts chosen by author Georgann Eubanks illustrate a writer's connection to a specific place or reveal intriguing local culture--insights rarely found in travel guidebooks. Featured authors include O. Henry, Doris Betts, Alex Haley, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Hart, Betty Smith, Edward R. Murrow, Patricia Cornwell, Carson McCullers, Maya Angelou, Lee Smith, Reynolds Price, and David Sedaris. "Literary Trails" is an exciting way to see anew the places that you already love and to discover new people and places you hadn't known about. The region's rich literary heritage will surprise and delight all readers.

Industry Reviews

Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains underscores the state's rich literary legacy that's ongoing, and introduces folks to writers' work they may want to further explore.--Durham Herald-Sun

Literary Trails successfully prompts a 'deeper imagining' of central North Carolina.--North Carolina Historical Review

A true gem. . . . Eubanks effectively compresses her encyclopedic knowledge of writers and their places and invites you to explore further.--Our State

Praise for Georgann Eubanks' Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook

"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

Offers a tourist's perspective on the rich literary history of the state's central plateau. . . . Provides in-depth commentary on the significance of each site to North Carolina authors, poets, and playwrights, as well as plentiful excerpts that link the literature to the landscape.--C&RL News

Not just a guidebook but a wealth of information, images, book and article excerpts, the Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook, written by Georgann Eubanks, would be worth reading even if you weren't traveling.--Home & Away Magazine

Although some of the literary references and authors are more obscure or more contemporary than others, all unite to create a composite view of this rich area. . . . [A] treasure of a book.--Winston-Salem Journal

You don't need a road map to enjoy 'Literary Trails.' With plenty of photos, anecdotes, and excerpts from North Carolina writers, it's also a satisfying at-home read. . . . Even if you're an avid reader, you're bound to discover something new.--Raleigh News & Observer

Links the lives of 170 of North Carolina's visiting and native writers with mountain region destinations.--Carolina Country

A bounty of literary history from North Carolina's 28 Piedmont counties.--Raleigh News & Observer

Embark on a creative journey across the Old North State's Piedmont region with Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont.--Winston-Salem Monthly

ISBN: 9780807859797
ISBN-10: 0807859796
Series: North Carolina Literary Trails (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 15th October 2010
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Type: New edition