Burning Bright, Stories
In a collection of 12 finely crafted stories, Ron Rash, captures the eerie beauty and violence of Appalachia. Spanning the Civil War era with the present day, the collection won the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.
Great Smoky Mountains Wildlife
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 creatures often seen in the Great Smoky Mountains.
North Carolina Map
A fold-out map of North Carolina in the classic National Geographic style. Includes insets of Asheville, Charlotte, Winston/Salem, Fayetteville and Wilmington as well as information on Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Unfolded size: 21in x 18in.
Handcrafted in the Blue Ridge: Discovering the Crafts, Artisans, and Studios of Western North Carolina
An illustrated guide to 150 crafts studios in western North Carolina.
A Walk in the Woods
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.
Trail of Tears, The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation
The history of the Cherokee, from their first settlement in the Southeast to their forced exile from Georgia to the West; it makes for a heartbreaking story of history, politics and power.
A Field Guide to Wildflowers: Northeastern and North-Central North America
A best-selling guide to wildflowers in a handsome paper edition, featuring drawings, color illustrations and short descriptions. Covers 1,293 species.
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide
A classic identification guide, which uses a simple dichotomous key for identification. With 1,075 mostly black-and-white drawings, it covers the Northeast and Great Lakes region, south to Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, and most of Tennessee.
Our Southern Highlanders
A classic book of history and folklore of the mountaineers of the southern Appalachians. Kephart is considered the premier folklorist and historian of the area. First published in the 1910s.
The Great Smoky Mountains, A Visual Journey
The Mandrell husband-and-wife photography team feature remarkable photographs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park in this new coffee table book. Their images span all four seasons and show the wonderful park's awe-inspiring sight.
Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights) but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout North Carolina.
Birth of a National Park in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains national park is among the nation's favorites. This is the story of how the beloved park came to be.
This is Where We Live, Short Stories by 25 Contemporary North Carolina Writers
A collection of short stories from the last 15 years. Includes pieces by Philip Gerard, Heather Ross Miller and June Spence.
Saints At The River
Few are better at writing Southern life than Ron Rash. In his second novel, a 12-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River. As her hometown is thrown into the national spotlight, the girl's parents demand that her body be recovered. Environmentalists are convinced the operation would cause permanent damage to the river. Winner of the Weatherford Award for Best Novel.
Appalachian Trail Trees & Wildflowers
Handy for a pocket or backpack, this durable, fold-out reference features flora and fauna that travelers will likely encounter on the Appalachian Trail.
Cherokee Americans, The Eastern Band of Cherokees in the Twentieth Century
A history of the remnant of Cherokees that stayed behind in North Carolina when their brethren made the arduous trip to the West along the "Trail of Tears."
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map
A durable, detailed map of the North Carolina national park, shown at a scale of 1:70,000.
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.