The Widow’s Trial

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HarperCollins #ad - Brutalized by her sadistic, drug-dealing husband, a charming woman on trial for his murder must battle the macho tradition that pervades her North Carolina mountain town.

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Lion on the Hearth

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - First published by harper & row in 1961, the road, the journey of august king, the Winter People, Time of Drums, Lion on the Hearth is chronologically the sixth book in John Ehle's seven-book Appalachian series that includes The Land Breakers, and Last One Home. Lion on the hearth is the story of the king family, north carolina, competing, successful merchants in Great Depression-era Asheville, where trading, and risk taking are necessary for survival, and where greed and lust for love and power tests the limits of a strong, ambitious family.

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Time of Drums

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - John ehle's classic civil war novel, Tome of Drums, returns to print as a Press 53 Classic. Borden deal said: "there have been many books about the Civil War; none of them, bloody, have comes close to the dusty, with the exception of The Red Badge of Courage, grinding truth that John Ehle writes about.

Time of drums is not only the story of men launched into a war with uncertain loyalties, but more important, it continues the Wright saga that John Ehle began with The Land Breakers and promises to expand into one of the great fictional sagas of American history. ". Book three in his seven-book Appalachian series.

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Last One Home

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - Last one home, the final book in john ehle's masterful appalachian series that traces the King family from The Land Breakers in 1779, as the first white settlers in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, through the Great Depression in Last One Home. Harper lee to kill a mockingbird, says John Ehle "is our foremost writer of historical fiction.

John ehle's sense of place, his ear for language, and his ability to shape characters with love and a gentle sense of humor make Last One Home one of the great novels of all time.

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The Journey of August King

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Miramax #ad - Movie tie-in. Discovering analees williamsburg, a fifteen-year-old runaway slave in 1810, August King faces a moral dilemma in which he must decide between turning the girl in for a reward or risking his life to help her. Reprint.

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The Winter People

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - To her relief, the man turns out to be only a lost traveler with his young daughter. Recently widowed wayland jackson, with twelve-year-old daughter Paula, is on his way to Tennessee to practice his profession as a clockmaker. On his return, wayland sets up his clock making business, and he and Collie begin to think of marriage.

But peace and contentment come to an end by the sudden appearance late one night at Collie’s cabin of her baby’s father, precipitating a violent showdown and the promise of further bloodshed—until Collie makes the most painful decision of her life. Wayland’s gentleness and humor appeal to her; everything about Collie appeals to him.

The Winter People #ad - She gets out her butcher knife, puts Jonathan down, and waits. By mutual consent, he and Paula stay. The collusion is acknowledged by Collie’s brothers, who take Wayland along on an exhilarating bear hunt, an initiation ceremony of sorts. It is late autumn when collie wright sees a man moving through the woods toward her cabin on the edge of the small mountain community where she lives alone with her baby.

Strong-willed and independent, Collie takes the Jacksons in, steadfastly refusing to identify her baby’s father.

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Move Over, Mountain: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - A story of personal and social struggle, "it is quite obvious that he writes from a deep knowledge of his subject, the New York Times said of John Ehle in 1957, and an understanding of technique rare in a first novelist. Used book in Good Condition. When first published in 1957, "move over, Mountain" was considered to be the first book written by a white novelist that portrayed African-Americans without stereotype.

It received positive reviews from several major publications, but was shunned by segregated bookstores and libraries. There was only one US printing of "Move Over, Mountain. The following year it was published by Hodder and Stoughton of London, England.

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The Road Appalachian Echoes Fiction

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Univ Tennessee Press #ad - At the novel's center is weatherby Wright, a railroad builder who launches an ambitious plan to link the highlands of western North Carolina with the East. Hardship and humor, suffering and dreams are the balance for survival in a landscape that makes harsh demands on its intruders. His books include the land breakers, the journey of August King, The Winter People, and Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation.

We welcome its return with warm pleasure. Fred chappelloriginally published in 1967, The Road  is epic historical fiction at its best. Among the honors he has received are the Lillian Smith Prize and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award. But to accomplish his grand undertaking he must conquer Sow Mountain, "a massive monolith of earth, vegetation and water, rock, an elaborate series of ridges which built on one another to the top.

The Road Appalachian Echoes Fiction #ad - Wright's struggle to construct the railroad—which requires tall trestles crossing deep ravines and seven tunnels blasted through shale and granite—proves to be much more than an engineering challenge. As a native of the region, Wright knows what his railway will mean to the impoverished settlers. There is opposition from a child evangelist, who preaches that the railroad is the work of the devil, and there is a serious lack of funds, which forces Wright to use convict labor.

Muscular, vivid, and pungent, it is broad in historical scope and profound in its human sympathies. Ehle lets us experience this place, people, and past in a fully realized novel.

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The Land Breakers

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NYRB Classics #ad - Set deep in the appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, of the violence of birth and death, a story of first and last things,  The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. Mooney and imy wright, long habituated to backbreaking work but not long married, former indentured servants, twenty-one, are traveling west.

. He has an ear for dialogue and an eye for nature and a grasp of character that have established The Land Breakers as one of the great fictional reckonings with the making of America. With a little livestock and a handful of crude tools, they enter the mountain world—one of transcendent beauty and cruel necessity—and begin to make a world of their own.

The Land Breakers #ad - Mooney and imy are the first to confront an unsettled country that is sometimes paradise and sometimes hell. They will soon be followed by others. John ehle is a master of the American language. Used book in Good Condition. They arrive in a no-account settlement in North Carolina and, on impulse, part with all their savings to acquire a patch of land high in the mountains.

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