WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA BOOKS
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Written by Rob Neufeld, February 2007, Revised Sept. 2007
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Reading audience key: [E] Young children [C] all children [W] children with adult help [M] middle-school students [H] high school students [G] general readers [S] scholars
Literature anthologies, histories, and works of criticism
• The Iron Mountain Review (Emory & Henry College, latest issue and 25th anniversary issue).
• Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia ed. by Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson (University Press of Kentucky, 2003) [H,G.S]
• Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe by David Herbert Donald (Little, Brown, 2007). [G,S]
• High Vistas: An Anthology of Nature Writing from Western North Carolina & the Great Smoky Mountains, Vol. 1, 1674-1900 by George Ellison, with illustrations by Elizabeth Ellison (Natural History Press trade paperback, July 2008). [H,G,S]
• Her Words: Diverse Voices in Contemporary Appalachian Women’s Poetry ed. by Felicia Mitchell (University of Tennesee Press, 2002) [H,G,S]
• Thomas Wolfe: An Illustrated Biography edited by Ted Mitchell (Pegasus, 2006). [H,G,S]
• Windows of the Heart: The Correspondence of Thomas Wolfe and Margaret Roberts edited by Ted Mitchell (U. of South Carolina, 2007). [G,S]
• Birthed from Scorched Hearts: Women Respond to War compiled and edited by MariJo Moore (Fulcrum trade paperback, 2008). [H,G,S]
• Parting the Curtains: Voices of the Great Southern Writers by Dannye Romine Powell (John F. Blair, 1994). [H,G,S] Includes interviews with Fred Chappell, Gail Godwin, and Lee Smith.