This concluding volume of the Literary Trails of North
trilogy takes readers into an ancient land of pale
sand, dense forests, and expansive bays, through towns older than
our country and rich in cultural traditions. Here, writers reveal
lives long tied to the land and regularly troubled by storms and
tell tales of hardship, hard work, and freedom. Eighteen tours lead
readers from Raleigh to the Dismal Swamp, the Outer Banks, and
across the Sandhills as they explore the region's connections to
over 250 writers of fiction, poetry, plays, and creative
nonfiction. Along the way, Georgann Eubanks brings to life the
state's rich literary heritage as she explores these writers'
connection to place and reveals the region's vibrant local culture.
Excerpts invite readers into the authors' worlds, and web links
offer resources for further exploration. Featured authors include
A. R. Ammons, Gerald Barrax, Charles Chesnutt, Clyde Edgerton,
Philip Gerard, Kaye Gibbons, Harriet Jacobs, Jill McCorkle, Michael
Parker, and Bland Simpson.
Literary Trails of North Carolina
is a project of the North
Carolina Arts Council.