Books

Blue Ridge Parkway Road to Discovery

Blue Ridge Parkway: Road to Discovery

This lovely book is an inspiration for readers to embark on their own journeys of discovery along America’s best-loved road: the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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coastal wild

Coastal Wild: Among the Untamed Outer Banks

The photographs are striking, taking advantage of the clarity and intensity of light that characterize the coast, especially in their sunrise and sunset shots. But even more remarkable is their subject matter.
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Summer Reading from Our State

Salisbury’s Literary Bookpost offers a list featuring staff favorites and must-read suggestions.
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summer reading

Summer Reading from Our State

Looking for summer reading suggestions? We’ve got them! This week’s list comes from McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village.
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I Totally Meant to Do That

I Totally Meant to Do That by Jane Borden

Jane Borden — bona fide Southerner, sorority sister, and debutante — graduates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and moves up to “northern territory,” aka New York City. The move in itself is not unusual. “Coveys of
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watery part of the world

The Watery Part of the World by Michael Parker

Set on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Michael Parker’s fifth novel takes the form of a biblical narrative tracing the fate of New World exiles across 150 years of imagined history steeped in original sin.
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becoming odyssa

Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis

By turns serious and humorous, Becoming Odyssa earns its place on the shelf of first-person Appalachian Trail thru-hiker accounts.
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Benevolent Books

It takes all year for the volunteers at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Greensboro to assemble thousands of titles and only three days for eager customers to carry them away.
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Breath

Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung by Martha Mason

The advent of the polio vaccine in the 1960s means that many people aren’t familiar with infantile paralysis, the disease that paralyzes limbs and sometimes the part of the brain that controls breathing. In the fall of 1948, though, polio
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Mountain Educators

Mountain Educators: The Dougherty Family and the First Fifty Years of Appalachian by Doris Perry Stam

In our era of giant land-grant universities, it’s worth remembering that 17,000-student Appalachian State University started as a country schoolhouse framed from Blue Ridge Mountains timber. The mission of what was originally called Watauga Academy in Boone was to train
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