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.
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.
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.
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.
Celtic Tree of Life and Rivers of Wisdom Journal
This high-quality leatherbound journal was made with the artist in mind, with a wrap-around cover printed with Celtic symbology and handmade linen/cotton paper perfect for fountain pens. The journal measures 5 x 7 inches and has a brass latch.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Celtic Prayers and Incantations
An authoritative edition of poems and blessings as collected by folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832 - 1912) over 40 years, when Gaelic was still widely spoken in the Skye, Uist, Oban and other islands of the Hebrides.
Celtic Myths and Legends
The enchantment of the timeless world of the Celtic heroes, especially in Irish but also in Welsh myths and tales, is depicted in the legends of Arthur and many other traditional tales.
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.
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.
Scotland, A Concise History
This richly illustrated survey brings Scottish history up to the present through its romantic figures and bloody battles. With 250 well-integrated illustrations, this revised fourth edition includes a newly added chapter on Scotland’s place in the 21st century.
Listening for the Heartbeat of God, A Celtic Spirituality
Modeling a view of contemporary spirituality on vital characteristics of Celtic spirituality, Scottish minister Philip Newell emphasizes the goodness of creation and humanity being made in the image of God.
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.
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.