In addition to its natural beauty and other attractions, North Carolina's Piedmont has rich literary heritage. Georgann Eubanks' Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont rolls out that legacy in eighteen guided tours that spotlight sites explored by more than 200 Tar Heel authors. The well-planned tours are enhanced by relevant excerpts by eighteen featured writers, including O. Henry, David Sedaris, Zora Neale Hurston, Patricia Cornwell, Carson McCullers, Edward R. Murrow, Maya Angelou, and Reynolds Price. A guidebook with a difference.
Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebookby Georgann Eubanks
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
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 cultureinsights 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.
Praise for Georgann Eubanks' Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook
"Takes the reader into shaded byways of fascinating obscurity or simply personal aspects of the region's writers and writing. There is a super-highway of information to be found on the gravel roads and winding tracks of North Carolina's mountains. . . . A welcome addition to the ever-lengthening shelf of worthwhile works about the state's rich literary heritage.North Carolina Literary Review
Links the lives of 170 of North Carolina's visiting and native writers with mountain region destinations.Carolina Country
Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains underscores the state's rich literary legacy that's ongoing, and introduces folks to writers' work they may want to further explore.Durham Herald-Sun
A true gem. . . . Eubanks effectively compresses her encyclopedic knowledge of writers and their places and invites you to explore further.Our State
Although some of the literary references and authors are more obscure or more contemporary than others, all unite to create a composite view of this rich area. . . . [A] treasure of a book.Winston-Salem Journal
Not just a guidebook but a wealth of information, images, book and article excerpts, the Literary Trails of the North Carolina Mountains: A Guidebook, written by Georgann Eubanks, would be worth reading even if you weren't traveling.Home & Away Magazine
A bounty of literary history from North Carolina's 28 Piedmont counties.Raleigh News & Observer
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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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