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Visiting Our Past
Monday local history feature in Asheville Citizen-Times. See examples.
Asheville Citizen-Times Feature Book Review
Editor, The Making of a a Writer: The Journals of Gail Godwin (Vol. 1, Random House, 2006; Vol. 2, Random House, 2010)
Vol. 3 is completed, publication date tba.
Asheville's River Arts District (2008)
Authoritative, illustrated history of River Arts District with the contemporary photos by Henry Neufeld.
A Popular History of Western North Carolina (2007)
Human interest stories that bring major events and themes to life.
Author of the text of
Useful Work: The Legacy of Hickory Nut Gap Farm, photographs by Ken Abbott
Completed, publication date tba.
Mmm, them apples in Beaverdam cove
In 1972, Helen Nelon wrote about the traditions of old-time Spooks Branch, off Beaverdam Road. Here's what she said about her use of apples in a cake.
(The full story of Spooks Branch will appear soon.)
There were apples for delicious cider cooled in the spring "dreem" (drain), apples for frying for cold winter days, and for special days there were dried apple sauce fruit cakes.
These cakes were…Continue
Posted on November 18, 2015 at 2:30pm
So funny, and yet so exposing--Richard Russo's genius
Snakes on the lane
In Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Empire Falls, the protagonist, Miles recalls the time his father, driving, had accelerated into a box on a highway. “What if that box had been full of rocks?” Miles asks. Unfazed, Max quizzes his son about what he would do about the box. Max says…Continue
Posted on November 14, 2015 at 11:31am
George Singleton's latest collection of stories, Calloustown...
features the folk who try to survive in a place that has little to offer besides a Finger Museum and a taxidermy petting zoo,
It's funny, but also tragic and angry. The review, "Love-hate humor cries in Calloustown," appears in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sunday, 11/15/2015. Singleton's at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 18; and at City…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2015 at 2:27pm
Jim Casada's book on legendary turkey hunters
Jim Casada, our premiere Great Smoky Mountains outdoorsman/writer (see his newsletter) has written a new book, Remembering the Greats: Profiles of Turkey Hunting's Old Masters.
“I knew several great turkey men, and every one of them was passin’ quair," Jim Cassada's grandfather had once told…Continue
Posted on November 3, 2015 at 8:30pm
Culture festival features film about mountain elderts
from press release
The Center for Cultural Preservation presents a film festival that highlights mountain heritage, Jewish heritage and African-American heritage on October 30th at the Thomas Auditorium at Blue Ridge Community College. The festival will feature three films, including the world premiere of a new film, The Land Still Speaks to…Continue
Posted on October 8, 2015 at 9:18am