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Laughter From the Hills

By: Alyce Faye Bragg

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Paperback, 152 pages:

Seller Id: 18


Laughter from the Hills is the third book written by popular West Virginia newspaper columnist, Alyce Faye Bragg. Mrs. Bragg, who has many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, is a keen and honest observer of family and nature in the hills of West Virginia. Often her observations are funny, but unaffected and down-to-earth. Easygoing, she and her family can laugh at themselves as much as anything. This comes in handy when an account of an embarr... View more info

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Homesick for the Hills

By: Alyce Faye Bragg

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Paperback, 241 pages:

Seller Id: 32


Another collection of stories by columnist Alyce Faye Bragg, writer for The Charleston Gazette and the Clay County Free Press. Bragg's columns are woven with a nostalgic note of how life used to be in the hills of West Virginia, and underlines the longing of those who have left the country life to come back home again. A touching and accurate portrayal of the land, its people and their country ways. About the author: The oldest of seven children; born on B... View more info

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This Holler is My Home

By: Alyce Faye Bragg

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Paperback, 182 pages:

Seller Id: 33


Alyce Faye Bragg, a weekly columnist for the Charleston Gazette, chronicles her love of the West Virginia hills in This Holler is My Home. Her writings about life in these hills focus on family, home and the land. Her stories reflect her intense love for the hills of West Virginia. It is a simple chronicle of life in Clay County, WV with a frequent look back into the past. Life in these hill is often humorous, sometimes sad, but hardly ever dull. These essays were... View more info

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Helvetia: The History of a Swiss Village in the Mountains of West Virginia

By: David H. Sutton

Price: $32.95

Publisher: 8 X 10 Paperback, 177 pages:

Seller Id: 4


Helvetia: A Swiss Village in the Hills of West Virginia explores the unique founding and development of a community nestled within the wilderness of Appalachia. Established in 1869, this tiny Swiss settlement embodies the American immigrant experience, reflecting the steadfast desire of settlers to preserve cultural traditions and values while adapting to new and extraordinary surroundings. From ramp suppers to carnivals, traditional architecture, folk music, a... View more info

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Practical Mountaineer Handbook

By: Dean Six

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Paperback, 34 pages:

Seller Id: 109


Here is a smart little booklet that tells you some of the thing you might need to know to live in the mountains and hills of West Virginia. From ramps to garden planting, animals to kitchen know how, this book will help you find your way through mountain living. If you are wondering about planting parsnips, singing about crawdads, or how to pickle our much beloved ramps it is here in this useful book. View more info

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House Calls in the Hills

By: Jay Banks, M.D.

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Paperback, 130 pages:

Seller Id: 34


Take a trip through the hills of West Virginia with Dr. Jay Banks, general practitioner. Read along as he begins his rural practice in Beaver, West Virginia. Blessed with a good nurse, acceptance by the locals, and a sense of humor, Dr. Banks recounts his memories with affection and wit. These were the days of many house calls to the country folk - delivering babies, dealing with swarming flies, and accepting items in trade. A compassionate and humorous look at a rural m... View more info

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West Virginia Farm Stories: Written Between Her 93rd and 100th Birthdays

By: Mary Cordelia Riffee Figgatt

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paperback, 141 pages:

Seller Id: 17


Cordelia began writing at the age of 93 when she taught herself to use a computer. Initially the stories were for her family, but soon her stories of life on a rural farm were being published in the Charleston Gazette Metro Edition. She reminds us what self-sufficiency really meant: making all your own soap, jam, baby cradles, and bed sheets. She tells about attending, and then teaching, in one-room schoolhouses. Chapters on gardening, farm animals, and working in the ki... View more info

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Hill William

By: Scott McClanahan

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paperback, 222 pages:

Seller Id: 37


I walked up to the side of the mountain like I used to do when I was a little boy. I looked out over Rainelle and watched it shine. The coal trucks and the logging trucks were still gunning it through town. They were still clear cutting the mountains and cutting the coal from the ground. Then I heard my mother calling and it was like I was a child again. Beginning to read Hill William is like tuning into a blues station at 4:00 a.m. while driv... View more info

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More Than Moonshine: Appalachian Recipes and Recollections

By: Sidney Saylor Farr

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Paperback, 221 pages:

Seller Id: 12


Sydney Saylor Farr is a woman who knows Appalachia well. Born on Stoney Fork in southeastern Kentucky, she has lived much of her life close to the mountains, among people whose roots are deep in the soil and who pass on to their children a love for the land, a strong sense of belonging and of place. Mountain food and how it is cooked is very much a part of this sense of place. Ask any displaced Appalachians what they miss most and they will probably talk about soup... View more info

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Mountain Midwife: Life and Times of Isabella Brown Neal

By: Vickie Osborne Brown

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Paperback, 150 pages:

Seller Id: 1


Mountain Midwife is the story of Isabella Brown Neal, a hard-working, outspoken old mountain woman. Known as Belle, she traveled the hills of Clay County, West Virginia delivering babies and nursing the area’s poorest families. Belle walked or rode her old nag, often traveling alone with just a doctor’s bag of herbs, a lantern, and a shotgun. Called into service no matter the weather, the distance, the time of day or night, Belle would respond to almos... View more info

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Afterglow: A Collection of Short Stories and Poems

By: W. E. Blackhurst

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Hardcover, 233 pages:

Seller Id: 31


First published in 1972, this collection is full of homespun philosophy, thoughts and memories, and poems from the heart. Preceded by books on logging , sawmilling, a mighty mountain, and Cass in fiction and history, this volume gives a keener insight into Warren Blackhurst and reflects his intense love of God, nature and fellow mankind. About the author: Author Warren Elmer ‘‘Tweard’’ Blackhurst (October 10, 1904-October 5, 1970) was born in Arbova... View more info

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Log Cabin Pioneers

By: Wayne Erbsen

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paperback, 184 pages:

Seller Id: 16


A various collection of tales, songs, and old-time sayings true to the pioneer spirit. From the history of building a log cabin to pioneer beauty secrets, this book is sure to be of interest to all. A perfect source for old-time recipes for molasses cakes and skillet cornbread that will take you back to our almost forgotten past. Step inside the door of Log Cabin Pioneers as Wayne Erbsen tales you on a personal journey of finding and restoring an historic ... View more info