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Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook
     

Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook

by Georgann Eubanks
 

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Read your way across North Carolina's Piedmont in the second of a series of regional guides that bring the state's rich literary history to life for travelers and residents. Eighteen tours direct readers to sites that more than two hundred Tar Heel authors have explored in their fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, excerpts chosen by

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Read your way across North Carolina's Piedmont in the second of a series of regional guides that bring the state's rich literary history to life for travelers and residents. Eighteen tours direct readers to sites that more than two hundred Tar Heel authors have explored in their fiction, poetry, plays, and creative nonfiction. Along the way, excerpts chosen by author Georgann Eubanks illustrate a writer's connection to a specific place or reveal intriguing local culture—insights rarely found in travel guidebooks. Featured authors include O. Henry, Doris Betts, Alex Haley, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Hart, Betty Smith, Edward R. Murrow, Patricia Cornwell, Carson McCullers, Maya Angelou, Lee Smith, Reynolds Price, and David Sedaris. Literary Trails is an exciting way to see anew the places that you already love and to discover new people and places you hadn't known about. The region's rich literary heritage will surprise and delight all readers.

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Links the lives of 170 of North Carolina's visiting and native writers with mountain region destinations.—Carolina Country

A bounty of literary history from North Carolina's 28 Piedmont counties.—Raleigh News & Observer

Embark on a creative journey across the Old North State's Piedmont region with Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont.—Winston-Salem Monthly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807833339
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/04/2010
Edition description:
1
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Bravo to the North Carolina Arts Council for these guidebooks, which encourage both natives and visitors to explore our state's rich literary landscape.—Ron Rash, North Carolina author of the New York Times best seller Serena

Meet the Author

Georgann Eubanks is a writer, teacher, and consultant to nonprofit groups across the country. She has directed the Duke University Writers' Workshop since 1989, was a founder of the North Carolina Writers' Network, and is past chair of the North Carolina Humanities Council.

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