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That Bright Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9781630269753
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Published: Turner - June 14th, 2016

Morph: The Resurrection of Angels Cover Image
ISBN: 9781507540404
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - January 22nd, 2015

Every Tree is the Forest / Stories of the Seven-Headed Sewing Machine Flip Book Cover Image
ISBN: 9780965865722
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Published: Burning Bush Press of Asheville - March 1st, 2005

Emoke Z. B'Racz was born in Budapest Hungary in 1948, daughter of Magrit Imre B'Racz and Hungarian political activist, winner of The Officer's Cross of The Order of The Hungarian Republic Medal-of-Honor in 1991, Istvan B'Racz. She came to the U.S. in 1964. She is a poet, translator, and bookstore owner in Asheville, NC. Her first published translations from Hungarian were of Gyula Illyes and appeared in 1973 in the New York Quarterly. Stories of the Seven-Headed Sewing Machine came from a volume of collected poems which was published in Budapest in 1988.

Lost Lake Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250019806
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Published: St. Martin's Press - January 21st, 2014

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A Land More Kind Than Home Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062088239
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Published: William Morrow & Company - January 22nd, 2013

Drink the Harvest: Making and Preserving Juices, Wines, Meads, Teas, and Ciders Cover Image
ISBN: 9781612121598
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Published: Storey Publishing - June 17th, 2014

Serena Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061470844
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Published: Ecco Press - September 29th, 2009

Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes from Asheville's New South Kitchen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781449400644
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - April 5th, 2011

Guests on Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616203801
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Published: Shannon Ravenel Books - May 13th, 2014

Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780895876249
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Published: Blair - June 3rd, 2014

Mountain Born: A Recollection of Life and Language in Western North Carolina Cover Image
ISBN: 9780871525666
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Published: The Reprint Company - December 1st, 2009

A memoir of growing up in Leicester and Asheville, NC listening to the “old-timers” talk to each other and everyone else, Mountain Born offers a glimpse into our recent past that’s both touching and very funny.

Asheville: A History Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786431762
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Published: McFarland & Company - July 25th, 2007

Asheville, North Carolina, grew from humble beginnings as a hamlet for local livestock handlers to become one of the most culturally and artistically diverse cities in the South. The city experienced a quick rise to prosperity in the late 19th century under the influence of wealthy benefactors including George W. Vanderbilt and E.W. Grove. A devastating downturn during the Great Depression was followed by slow economic revitalization up until the late 1970s. In the 1990s, however Asheville entered boom time, a period that reestablished the city as a popular retreat for tourists, artists, and retirees. Here in this book is all the fascinating history of Asheville, complete with a rich array of photographs. Multiple appendices reveal details concerning many lesser-known aspects of Asheville's unique history, including city buildings designed by architects Richard Sharp Smith and Douglas D. Ellington, and city projects funded by philanthropist Julian Price.

Awakening to the Dance: A Journey to Wholeness Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615606842
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Published: Georganne Spruce - June 30th, 2012

What does it take for us to become our authentic selves? In her memoir, Georganne Spruce, a woman who chooses to define herself rather than follow society’s stereotypes, searches for an authentic identity, creative expression, and a spirituality that uplifts her. On this journey, this dance of life, she learns to release her fear, express her deepest thoughts, stand strong in relationships, and find her spiritual core. As a teacher, she strives to empower those she teaches. This book is more than one woman’s story, for Georganne shares the tools, practices, dreams, and insights she has used to transform life’s challenges into a life she loves.

A Short Time to Stay Here Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932158991
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Published: Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc - September 1st, 2012

Handmade Gatherings: Recipes & Crafts for Seasonal Celebrations & Potluck Parties Cover Image
By Ashley English, Jen Altman (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781611800562
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Published: Roost Books - April 8th, 2014

Deadliest of Sins Cover Image
ISBN: 9780738736228
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Published: Midnight Ink - April 8th, 2014

Unnatural Truth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615475950
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Published: Inner World - June 22nd, 2011

How do we fight our own demons? This question haunts Brendan McGovern when his grief sends him on a journey across the country and into his own dark center. Unnatural Truth takes the reader though the layers of reality itself as Brendan treads a tightrope between hell and redemption.

Author Christopher Hawke surfaced in 2011 with his debut novel, Unnatural Truth--a story focusing on the perception of reality, addiction, and mental illness. This gripping, psychological thriller immediately established Hawke's unique talent for intense storytelling. His prose weaves together psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and terror into deep stories for deep people. He spends his time writing and living in Denver, Asheville, and South Florida.

Fire & Steel: The Sculpture of Grace Cathey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615821795
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Published: Dahlia Books - May 1st, 2013

There are very few women sculptors who work with fabricated metal: cutting steel, welding, hammering, grinding, and shaping to create beautiful pieces both large and small.  Cathey’s career developed in the western North Carolina, and her subject matter draws heavily on the fauna and flora of the Southern Appalachians.  Rand-McNally’s Best of the Road lists her gallery on Depot Street in Waynesville as a landmark.

This book is a collaboration between Grace Cathey and distinguished historian Sara Evans (author, Carolina native, and seasonal resident).  It introduces Grace, tells the story of how she came to metal art after years as a professional weaver and painter and how her work has grown and changed. This book will inspire all readers.  It also describes some of the techniques, especially process, finishes and use of color, that draw on Cathey’s experience as a weaver, watercolor, and print artist. 

Printed in full color and lushly illustrated throughout, Fire and Steel is primarily an art book that introduces readers to the full range of Grace Cathey’s work, from major pieces of public art installed on the main streets of Waynesville, Hendersonville, and the North Carolina Arboretum, to a variety of custom objects for homes and gardens, and even small pendants.

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Asheville Trail Running: Taking Bent Creek and the Mountains to Sea In Stride Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983005308
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Published: self published - October 28th, 2010

A trail running and hiking guide for Asheville, featuring 33 routes in Bent Creek and on the Mountains to Sea Trail. This book has easy to read maps, clear directions, and elevation graphs. It also has hand held "Carry Cards" that fit in the palm of your hand with streamlined directions. Great history and even dog friendly tips and "watering spots".

Slow Funeral Cover Image
ISBN: 9780982197103
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Published: Mose Cade Books - May 1st, 2009

Fate stamped Jack Cain's dance card years before his birth. His father, a photographer with Patton's third army, stumbles upon a children’s camp near the German town of Worms. In Camp Rainbow, situated on the former grounds of Hausser Pharmaceutical, he photographs young Gypsies, Slavs, Poles, and Jews being treated to comforts enjoyed only by privileged Germans. When he returns two weeks later, the camp has become a ghost town. Years later, the secret of this camp dies along with Jack’s father. The only remaining clue is a box of photographs. Years later, Jack is a forty-five-year-old surgeon whose life has become a slow funeral.

Mayhem in Mayberry: Misadventures of A P.I. in Southern Appalachia Cover Image
ISBN: 9780615300405
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Published: Cosmic Pigbite Press - July 2nd, 2009

As a licensed private investigator in western North Carolina, Brian Lee Knopp could outrun enraged pit bulls, slink unseen and unheard through the tangled forests, and find missing evidence in the bottom of a dumpster. To get the goods on his subjects, he would perch in trees, lie motionless for hours in camouflage, drive rented sports cars and U-Haul trucks, ride horses and bikes, even paddle whitewater kayaks. He could talk his way out of almost every predicament imaginable-except for how to succeed as a P.I. without failing as a human being.