The Granny Curse and Other Ghosts and Legends from East Tennessee [NOOK Book]

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2000 Storytelling Awards Honor Title

Witches who fly down chimneys. A chair that won’t release its occupant until a drop of blood stains the floor. A mountain that grew—and continues to grow—from the grave of a woman who was larger than life. The ghost of a woman who jumps on the bumpers of cars driving past the graveyard where she is buried. An apple tree that growls at people who pick its fruit. A woman who rose from her grave each night to ...
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The Granny Curse and Other Ghosts and Legends from East Tennessee

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Overview

2000 Storytelling Awards Honor Title

Witches who fly down chimneys. A chair that won’t release its occupant until a drop of blood stains the floor. A mountain that grew—and continues to grow—from the grave of a woman who was larger than life. The ghost of a woman who jumps on the bumpers of cars driving past the graveyard where she is buried. An apple tree that growls at people who pick its fruit. A woman who rose from her grave each night to get food for a baby born to her after she was buried. A peach tree that grows on the head of a deer. These and other legends and ghost stories handed down for generations are contained in this collection of 25 tales from East Tennessee.

The locales for these stories range from Roan Mountain to Chattanooga; from Cades Cove to Hancock County, where the Melungeons live; from the Sequatchie Valley to the Cumberland Plateau. The stories themselves are enhanced by Appalachian folk wisdom and tidbits about mountain traditions.

Whether your family has lived in this region since early settlement or whether you’re here on a vacation, you will find that these tales about supernatural happenings will stay with you for a long time to come.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016574158
  • Publisher: Blair, John F. Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/2/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 904,455
  • File size: 462 KB

Meet the Author

Randy Russell is the Edgar-nominated author of five published novels for adults and two books of short stories. He and his wife, Janet Barnett, coauthored two volumes of southern Appalachian folklore and the highly popular Ghost Dogs of the South. Russell's first young-adult novel, Dead Rules, was published by HarperTeen in June 2011. Russell presents ghost-lore programs to groups large and small across the south. He and his wife live outside of Asheville, North Carolina.

Janet Barnett has collaborated on three books of folklore with husband Randy Russell. They are regular lecturers at the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching in Cullowhee, North Carolina. They live on a shaggy dog-dug acre outside Asheville, North Carolina.
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