Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont: A Guidebook (North Carolina Literary Trails (Paperback))

by Georgann Eubanks

Paper Book, 2010




The University of North Carolina Press (2010), Edition: 1st Edition, 472 pages


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.… (more)




0807859796 / 9780807859797


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LibraryThing member HankIngram
An amazing great read if you grew up in the region. It begins in Winston-Salem (where I have lived) and shoots down the Charlotte, back up to Greensboro (where I have lived) and then back Chapel Hill and ends in Henderson/Warrenton. I farmed a large amount of future reading from the book and
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enjoyed hearing about the writers of the area.
Personally, it made me homesick for Winston-Salem which is a great writers' town. Grab the book and hit the road so you can experience the tour yourself.
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