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An Appalachian Farmer's Story : Portrait of an Extraordinary Common Man
Product Code: H735
ISBN: 9780881460629
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
As opposed to the common negative view of Appalachia, this book is an inspiring and deeply American story of enterprise and self-reliance in often desperate circumstances, and of the importance of community and faith, an oral history told by farmer and cabinet maker, Roy Anderson, age 80. The book was created by Diane Asséo Griliches, photographer and friend of Roy and his sister, Patsey, and her photographs beautifully enhance the text.

Burdy
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P514
ISBN: 9780881465396
Availability: In stock
Price: $15.00
Sequel to the award-winning MOTHER OF RAIN. When it is a healing they need, the people at Christian Bend, Tennessee, turn to one woman—Burdy Luttrell. Melungeon by birth, Burdy learned the therapeutic properties of roots from the women in her family. When Burdy discovers that Lincoln Memorial University is hosting a class on healing roots, she persuades her friend, Mayne, to drive her up. The two women make a fateful stop at Laidlow Pharmacy at Bean Station where an armed gunman executes three people and critically injures another. Burdy—the woman able to cure others—is now fighting for her life at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Karen Spears Zacharias has crafted a mesmerizing novel of tragedy and transformation, a beautiful rendering of fact and fiction, and a tenderhearted narrative of survivors and the battles they face.

Buttermilk and Bible Burgers: More Stories from the Kitchens of Appalachia
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: P481
ISBN: 9780881464795
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $21.00
In his latest collection of writings about the foodways of the Appalachian region, Fred W. Sauceman guides readers through country kitchens and church fellowship halls, across pasture fields and into smokehouses, down rows of vegetable gardens at the peak of the season and alongside ponds resonant with the sounds of a summer night. The scenes and subjects are oftentimes uniquely personal, and they combine to tell a love story, a chronicle of one person’s affection for a region and its people, its products, and its places. BUTTERMILK AND BIBLE BURGERS is most of all an expression of gratitude for the persistence of the people who feed us.

Children of Perdition : Melungeons and the Struggle of Mixed America
By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: P340
ISBN: 9780881460742
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some fought in court, some exercised civil disobedience; the Melungeons, however, fought by telling folktales. Whites and blacks gave the name "children of perdition" to mixed Americans during the 300 years that marriage between whites and nonwhites was outlawed. Mixed communities ranked socially below communities of freed slaves although they had lighter skin. To escape persecution caused by the stigma of having African blood, these groups invented fantastic stories of their origins, known generally as "lost colony" legends.

Children of Perdition : Melungeons And the Struggle of Mixed America
By author: Tim Hashaw
Product Code: H705
ISBN: 9780881460131
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Some oppressed groups fought with guns, some fought in court, some exercised civil disobedience; the Melungeons, however, fought by telling folktales. Whites and blacks gave the name "children of perdition" to mixed Americans during the 300 years that marriage between whites and nonwhites was outlawed. Mixed communities ranked socially below communities of freed slaves although they had lighter skin. To escape persecution caused by the stigma of having African blood, these groups invented fantastic stories of their origins, known generally as "lost colony" legends.

Christian Bend
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P548
ISBN: 9780881466232
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
Christian Bend isn’t the kind of place where one expects to find the sorts of secrets the widow Burdy Luttrell has been harboring. Tucked in the hills of East Tennessee, Christian Bend is a place of piercing beauty, where the rivers and love run constant. Burdy never could bring herself to tell Rain Hurd the truth about his father. She’d always meant to, but put it off until that day she was nearly killed in the shooting at Bean Station. As soon as he heard about the shooting, Rain left his job in Rhode Island and flew to Burdy’s bedside at that Knoxville hospital. That’s when Burdy told him about the letters.

Conjuror
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P512
ISBN: 9780881465372
Availability: In stock
Price: $17.00
Within the tightly knit Cherokee community in the Smoky Mountains, a secret society of Snake Dancers is led by a group of elders, four of whom guard an artifact of incredible power. Guardianship has been passed from father to son for over 300 years. Theses artifacts belonged to Kanegwa’ti, a medicine man who controlled the power of Uktena (an evil spirit) in order to protect the tribe. Even the four guardians cannot reveal what they guard. The tradition of secrecy was set up by Kanegwa’ti to prevent anyone from awakening Uktena and bringing destruction.

From Anatolia to Appalachia : A Turkish-American Dialogue
Product Code: H561
ISBN: 9780865547513
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
Turkic people have been migrating to America for many centuries, but this significant influx has been largely unrecognized. In From Anatolia to Appalachia, Scolnick and Kennedy investigate selected aspects of the population movements.

Galaxies: Poems
By author: Cathryn Hankla
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P545
ISBN: 9780881466164
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
As the opening poem “The Labyrinth Galaxy” suggests, this is not a book of astronomy, but a book of seeking and beseeching. Cathryn Hankla’s GALAXIES forms a collective of connected but disparate things. Each galaxy grouping constitutes a gravitational system of concern, finding its own music and approach to what a poem can be. Together the poems create a spiritual pilgrimage, a sequence sending up an alarm for the earth, inviting the reader to walk a path to the heart’s center.

Homeplace Geography : Essays for Appalachia
By author: Davis
Product Code: P331
ISBN: 9780881460148
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
These essays represent Donald Edward Davis's twenty-year career as a writer, environmental activist, and scholar of all things Appalachian. Homeplace Geography ranges from the heartfelt to the enlightening.

How They Shine : Melungeon Characters in the Fiction of Appalachia
Product Code: P324
ISBN: 9780865549838
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
How They Shine is the first book of its kind—a book about books with Melungeon characters. Its clear, readable presentation invites scholarly attention from a variety of disciplines, lay readers, residents of Appalachia, and readers who love good books that ask an interesting question: “Why would someone choose to write about Melungeons?”

Melungeons : The Last Lost Tribe In America
Product Code: P245
ISBN: 9780865548619
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
Hirschman's research indicates the earliest American settlers were of Mediterranean extraction, and of a Jewish or Muslim religious persuasion. Sometimes called “Melungeons,” these early settlers were among the earliest nonnative “Americans” to live in the Carolinas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia, perhaps including Daniel Boone, John Sevier, Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, and Andrew Jackson.

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