By Hunter James
Retired "Atlanta structure" and "Baltimore sunlight" newspaper guy Hunter James offers a set of essays concerning the southern mountains that's jam-packed with wit, humor and southern colloquialism.
"Celebrities, interesting unknowns, the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina, Hunter James brings them alive."
From the mysterious Brown Mountain lighting, marijuana busts, mountain track, old-style tent revivals to tobacco auctioneers, white trash cooking, southern Appalachian politics and saving the recent River, Hunter James covers it all and an entire bunch more.
"Hunter James has the original skill not to in basic terms introduce you to his actual characters yet to offer you the feel you actually be aware of them...When you end this publication you'll believe you recognize these individuals to whom you've been introduced."-David Poynor, retired newspaper guy and journalist.
"Raw, strong, and exciting! Celebrities, attention-grabbing unknowns, the mountains and foothills of Western North Carolina, Hunter James brings them alive. hugely expert interviewer. Masterful author, Tops at letting humans speak. He places you there along with his extraordinary and gorgeous be aware images. such as Faulkner, yet shorter sentences, thank god!"-William C. Nichols, psychologist, writer, editor (allegedly retired
"... a must-read for somebody attracted to checking out what existence within the Blue Ridge is basically like.... The reader also will locate lots of fabric approximately mountain politics, literature, marijuana hunts and the way to not get eaten through bears. sure, and masses extra besides."-Gene Laughter - Glen Allen, Virginia.
"... the best books i have learn at the tradition, conventional and modern [life] of the Southern Appalachians." Fred Hobson, Lineberger exceptional Professor of Humanities.
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