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Up This Hill and Down: Thoughts on Life from the Southern Appalachians
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Up This Hill and Down: Thoughts on Life from the Southern Appalachians

By Lee Ann Woods

Asheville, North Carolina: Bright Mountain Books, 2001. Trade Paperback. Fine. Inscribed by author on half-title page, otherwise As New. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 181 pages. Fine.

$10.75

Gap Creek (Oprah\'s Book Club)
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Gap Creek (Oprah's Book Club)

By Robert Morgan

New York: Scribner, 2000. Trade Paperback. Signed by author on title page (signature only). 18th printing. Very Good. Light shelf and reading wear to covers. Interior unmarked other than author's signature. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 326 pages.

$18.95

Sleeping At the Starlite Motel and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home
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Sleeping At the Starlite Motel and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home

By Bailey White

Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, March 1995. Hardcover. First printing (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight, ends lightly bumped. Jacket clean and bright. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 238 pages. A collection of humorous stories about Southern characters, places, and goings-on, from leaky mansions to fishing camps to one-room schoolhouses.

$11.95

The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel
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The Road from Gap Creek: A Novel

By Robert Morgan

Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2014. Trade Paperback. Signed by author on title page; also inscribed by author on half-title page. First Paperback Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine. Remainder mark, otherwise As New. Not from a library. Not clipped. 352 pages.

$17.95

Gap Creek (Oprah\'s Book Club)
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Gap Creek (Oprah's Book Club)

By Robert Morgan

New York: Scribner, 2000. Trade Paperback. Inscribed by author on title page, otherwise As New. First paperback edition / full number line. 326 pages.

$18.95

Cashiers Valley (North Carolina) (Images of America)
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Cashiers Valley (North Carolina) (Images of America)

By Jane Gibson Nardy; Jan Blair Wyatt

Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. Trade Paperback. Inscribed "Happy Holidays" (no name) and signed by author Jane Nardy. First Edition. Fine. As New except for authors signature/inscription. Not a remainder. Not damaged. 127 pages.

$14.80

Chasing the North Star: A Novel
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Chasing the North Star: A Novel

By Robert Morgan

Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2016. Hardcover. Signed by the Author on the title page. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in an As New jacket. As New other than the author's signature. 308 pages. The story of Jonah Williams, who, in 1850, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. He takes with him only a few stolen coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back--no shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, following a star that he prays will be his guide. Hiding during the day and running through the night, Jonah must elude the men sent to capture him and the bounty hunters out to claim the reward on his head. There is one person, however, who, once on his trail, never lets him fully out of sight: Angel, herself a slave, yet with a remarkably free spirit. In Jonah, she sees her own way to freedom, and so sets out to follow him. Chasing the North Star is deftly grounded in historical fact yet always gripping and poignant as the story follows Jonah and Angel through the close calls and narrow escapes of a fearsome world. It is a celebration of the power of the human spirit to persevere in the face of great adversity.

$33.95

The Middle of the Air
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The Middle of the Air

By Kenneth Butcher

Winston-Salem: John F. Blair, 2009. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author on the title page. First Edition. Fine book in an As New jacket. As New except for the author's inscription. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 307 pages. A truck hauling materials from the Savannah River Nuclear Processing Site to Oak Ridge National Laboratories disappears along a mountainous stretch of interstate between Asheville, North Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Suddenly, certain elements in the government want to find the missing truck before they have to admit it ever existed. This sounds like a standard government conspiracy plot except for the Colebrooks, who become the prime suspects in what someone in the government is trying to frame as a terrorist incident. The family members bring attention to themselves when the oldest son's daughter discovers an unmanned low-level surveillance plane with a radiation sensor on board. The drone has crashed near the archaeological site they are trying to keep secret. The other sons become involved as they try to learn who was controlling the drone and why. When the second son discovers his security clearance has been revoked and the third learns his student status is under review, the family paraphrases a line from Bob Dylan to describe their situation: "You know something is happening but you don't know what it is." The search for the missing truck quickens as the family races against nefarious government powers. Along the way, they confront Army Rangers along the Appalachian Trail and conduct a late-night stealth mission to an abandoned NASA tracking station deep in the mountains. All of the pieces of the puzzle eventually fall together. In the end, good conquers evil--but with a surprise twist.

$13.95

Cold Mountain
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Cold Mountain

By Charles Frazier

New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). One quarter brown cloth with copper lettering and blue paper sides in a pictorial jacket. Endpapers are maps of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Made into a movie. As New book in a Fine jacket. Slight edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Not damaged. 356 pages. Cold Mountain is an extraordinary novel about a soldier's perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War. At once a magnificent love story and a harrowing account of one man's long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a stunning new talent in American literature.

$10.45

Draw Up A Chair
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Draw Up A Chair

By Louise Howe Bailey

Skyland, North Carolina: Self-published, Hickory Printing Co., 1990. Trade Paperback. Signed by the author. Fine. Text block pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 115 pages. A collection of the author's columns for the Hendersonville Times-News.

$10.90

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788
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Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

By Pauline Maier

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 2010. First edition (stated) / first printing per number line. Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Spine ends bumped. Edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xv+589 pages. The dramatic story of the debate over the ratification of the Constitution. Contents: The morning after -- "Take this or nothing" -- A war of printed words : the national debate begins -- The Pennsylvania ratifying convention-- with Delaware, New Jersey, and Georgia -- "We the people" of Connecticut and Massachusetts -- The Massachusetts Convention I : the "conversation" begins -- The Massachusetts Convention II : "--with cordiality" -- A rough road to Richmond : New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maryland, and South Carolina -- The Virginia Convention I : a battle of giants -- The Virginia Convention II : under the eyes of heaven -- On to Poughkeepsie -- The New York Convention I : a failure of oratory -- The New York Convention II : in or out? -- Some final twists : the North Carolina Convention, a meeting in Pennsylvania, and the ratification story draws to an end.

$18.95

Judge Dave and the Rainbow People
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Judge Dave and the Rainbow People

By David B. Sentelle

Washington, D.C.: Green Bag Press. Trade Paperback. 2002. First Edition (stated). Good+: Dog-ear and highlighting at p156-157, otherwise Fine. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Covers clean and bright. No tears. Not from a library. Not remainder mark. Not clipped. xxvi + 270 pages. It's not every day that you read a book containing the full text of a consent agreement between parties to a health statute dispute and still find it very enjoyable. It's just as uncommon for a federal judge to write a book about the time he oversaw the peaceful assembly of thousands of hippies in the woods. But that's what Judge Dave and the Rainbow People is about. A delightful read with great insight about wise application of the law.

$24.40

Miss Julia Takes Over
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Miss Julia Takes Over

By Ann B. Ross

New York: Penguin. Trade Paperback. Signed by Author. 2002. Later Printing. Very Good+. Signed by Author, no inscription, otherwise interior is unmarked. Spine uncreased. Light wear to edges and corners. (see photo.) Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 309 pages. When Miss Julia burst on the scene in her fictional debut, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind, this proper lady of a certain age found her orderly world turned upside down when Hazel Marie Puckett appeared with her nine-year-old son, Little Lloyd, who looked disturbingly similar to Miss Julia's late husband. Now, in Miss Julia Takes Over, with her sharp tongue and iron backbone intact, Miss Julia must tackle another disruption when Hazel Marie doesn't return from a dinner date with a fund-raiser who, in Miss Julia's opinion, wears his shorts too tight. Frantic and unable to persuade the local police that Hazel Marie is in danger, Miss Julia hires J. D. Pickens to investigate, despite her reservations about his taste for beer and women. She and Little Lloyd help search for Hazel Marie, running into adventures ranging from a most indelicate display of fisticuffs to a high-speed car chase on the track of a NASCAR Speedway, all the while standing strong ...because if Miss Julia doesn't take care of things, who will?

$15.95

Draw Up A Chair
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Draw Up A Chair

By Louise Howe Bailey

Skyland, North Carolina: Self-published, Hickory Printing Co., 1990. Trade Paperback. Inscribed and signed by the author. Near Fine. One inch crease to upper corner of front cover. Text block pristine. Spine straight, tight and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 115 pages. A collection of the author's columns for the Hendersonville Times-News.

$9.95