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
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.