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Lies Based on True Stories

By: Courtney Soling Smith

Price: $23.95

Publisher: Paperback, 265 pages:

Seller Id: 117


In 1863, the Elmhurst house in Greenbrier County, WV was ransacked, her outbuildings burned, and two men died. Read the testimony of six surviving witnesses to this incident and discover the truth among the lies. This Cinderella story centers around twenty-one year-old Caroline Anderson. With her husband missing in action and presumed dead, Caroline struggles not only to overcome the hardships of life during war but also to contend with her demanding and self-cente... View more info

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Eyes Glowing At The Edge Of The Woods: Fiction and Poetry From West Virginia

By: Edited by Laura Long and Doug Van Gundy

Price: $32.95

Publisher: Paperback, 320 pages:

Seller Id: 122


The sixty-three fiction writers and poets within this anthology delve deep into the many senses of place that modern West Virginia, the core of Appalachia, inspires. Throughout this collection, we see profound wonder, questioning, and conflicts involving family, sexual identity, class, discrimination, environmental beauty and peril, and all the sorts of rebellion, error, contemplation, and contentment that an intrepid soul can devise. These stories and poems, all p... View more info

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Shadow of the Alleghenies: The Wilderness Adventures of a Frontiersman and His Wolf Pup

By: Edwin Daryl Michael

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Paperback, 367 pages:

Seller Id: 120


In Shadow of the Alleghenies, we learn about the Allegheny region as it was being settled: the wildlife, the Indians, the climate and the natural resources. Today's armchair adventurers can get a real idea about the habits and habitats of wolves, buffalo, mountain lions, beavers and poisonous snakes. But the best part of Edwin Daryl Michael's special piece of historical fiction is its two unforgettable characters. The adventures, joys and perils of the tall Scotsm... View more info

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Carrying Albert Home

By: Homer Hickam

Price: $15.95

Seller Id: 121


Big Fish meets The Notebook in this emotionally evocative story about a man, a woman, and an alligator that is a moving tribute to love, from the New York Times bestselling author of the award-winning memoir Rocket Boys—the basis of the movie October Sky. Elsie Lavender and Homer Hickam (the father of the author) were high school classmates in the West Virginia coalfields, graduating just as the Great Depression began. When Homer asked ... View more info

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Sorrow Road: A Bell Elkins Novel

By: Julia Keller

Price: $15.99

Publisher: Paperback, 375 pages:

Seller Id: 126


In 1944, three young men from a small town in West Virginia are among the American forces participating in D-Day, changing the fortunes of the war with one bold stroke. How is that moment aboard a Navy ship as it barrels toward the Normandy shore related to the death of an old man in an Appalachian nursing home seventy-two years later? In Sorrow Road, the latest mystery from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Julia Keller, two stories―one set in the turbule... View more info

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23 Shots: The 1894 Shootout at Boggs, West Virginia

By: Mack Samples

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Paperback, 112 pages:

Seller Id: 116


23 Shots is the true story of one of West Virginia’s most notorious shootouts. It took place in the small town of Boggs, in Webster County in 1894. The face-to-face gunfight inside a post office involved five men and more than a dozen innocent bystanders. The story begins several years earlier in Wise County, Virginia at the infamous Pound Gap Massacre. Five people were ruthlessly gunned down in cold blood as a result of infighting between different facti... View more info

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Legend of Mammy Jane: An Uneducated Girl Becomes the Lady of the Manor in Apppalachia

By: Sibyl Jarvis Pischke

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Paperback, 405 pages:

Seller Id: 29


First published over 20 years ago, this West Virginia classic is available once again. It is the story of Mammy Jane, a 17-year old girl who marries a widower with five children. It's an amazing story of romance, hardship, devotion, hard work, grief, and love of family. The epic spans several generations and gives an accurate account of life in West Virginia during and after the Civil War. When Jane's new husband goes to fight in the war, she is left to run the household... View more info

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Ashes of Roses and War

By: Sibyl Jarvis Pischke

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Paperback, 586 ppages:

Seller Id: 115


Sybil Pischke is the acclaimed author of The Legend of Mammy Jane. Ashes of Roses and War is a companion novel and considered a prequel to The Legend of Mammy Jane. It is the story of a strong woman, and life as our hearty ancestors who settled the wilderness experienced it, and tells the story of hardship, romance, and determination. Readers will surely enjoy following Jane Jarvis (Mammy Jane's future sister-in-law), a gusty eight-year old who follo... View more info

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Carla Rising

By: Topper Sherwood

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Paperback, 294 pages:

Seller Id: 125


Based on a true story The story of Carla Rising follows the injustice and violence endured by a real community of coal miners in the 1920s. This rugged band stands up to callous industrialists and corrupt law­ enforcement officials to win decent working conditions, fair pay and greater regard for human life. Carla Rising finds herself caught between two rival leaders in a workers’ rebellion against the brutal regime of a corrupt county sherif... 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