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.
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.
Another Country, Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains
Christopher Camuto makes a journey into the southern Appalachians, the land from which the Cherokee Indians were expelled. Camping at the heights of the Smoky Mountains during the winter, Camuto uses his days of solitude to try to reflect on the land as the Cherokees might have.
Above the Waterfall
Set in contemporary Appalachia, this engrossing novel centers on a small-town sheriff. Just weeks from retirement, Les is forced to contend with the ravages of crystal meth on his community. His path crosses with Becky, a park ranger, when a local is accused of poisoning a trout stream. The novel brilliantly evokes the beauty of the Appalachian landscape.
A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains
For those interested in rocks, this is a nice companion for a trip to the Great Smokies. It offers a wealth of geological information, all based on what a visitor can see with his or her own eyes.
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.
Central Appalachian Wildflowers, A Field Guide to Common Wildflowers of the Central Appalachian Mountains
A colorful field guide to the wildflowers of the Appalachians that features 264 species of wildflowers, found from Massachusetts to northern Virginia. With color photographs, drawings and descriptions.
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.
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.
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.
Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Tracing the Scots' musical legacy in Appalachia, Ritchie and Orr explore the wealth of Scottish ballads and tunes that melded with other musical traditions in Tennessee and North Carolina. The abundantly illustrated volume also includes a CD of 20 traditional songs, with pieces by: Pete Seeger, Doc Watson and many more.
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.
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.
Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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 Smoky Mountains National Parks.
Strangers in High Places, The Story of the Great Smoky Mountains
A wide-ranging history of the Great Smokies, covering its original settlement by Europeans, and much local color on the lively history of pioneers, rascals, scientists and naturalists.
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."
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.