Books

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Southern Historian at Heart

Professor and author Dan Pierce honors his own roots as he explores Southern history for his books and his classes at The University of North Carolina at Asheville.
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Eat Your Yard! Edible Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Herbs and Flowers for Your Landscape by Nan Chase

Nan Chase does a masterful job presenting from-the-garden-to-the-kitchen cases for 35 fruits, nuts, berries, herbs, vines, and even wildflowers for backyard growers to consider.
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Burning Bright by Ron Rash

Each story in Burning Bright makes you want to close your eyes, soak up the rich dialog, and wait at least another week before you embark on the next step of the heartbreaking journey.
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Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone by Nadine Cohodas

The metamorphosis of small-town classical pianist Eunice Waymon into international superstar Nina Simone is tabloid fodder, a life packed with outbursts and upheavals as well as triumphs that would guarantee her star billing on and offstage.
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Spiders of the Carolinas by L.L. Gaddy

This conveniently sized field guide to spiders is an informative source covering the most ordinary and intriguing spiders in North Carolina.
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Wedding Cake: A Novel by Lynne Hinton

Hinton’s Wedding Cake ultimately celebrates the gift of friendship.
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Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have created a lovely picture book in verse about the four college students, who courageously sat at Woolworth’s “whites only” lunch counter.
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The Edible Landscape

Downsizing doesn’t necessarily quell the desire to grow your own food. Farming in the city just requires a fresh approach.
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When the Parkway Came by Anne Mitchell Whisnant and David E. Whisnant

When the Parkway Came shares with young readers the story of how one family is affected when the Blue Ridge Parkway is built through their land.
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Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow

Leader of the Pack: The Legacy of Legendary Coach Kay Yow by Stephanie Zonairs

In Leader of the Pack, 35 Wolfpack women relay lessons they learned from Coach Yow.
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