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You can place your summer book order online, but we will not process or ship the order until May 23, when summer book sales officially begin.  This will ensure that the book list is finalized and we have all our course materials in stock.  Thank you for your patience.  

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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This classic 1843 tale by Charles Dickens has all your favorite characters in their original telling: Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and the rest. This beautiful hard cover edition includes the original illustrations, in full color, by John Leech. The cover is also very close to the original. All in all, if you want to read "A Christmas Carol" as nearly as it was when it was first written, this edition is for you.

Also available as a soft cover edition and as a facsimile (info below).

Note: John Leech's illustrations were created as engravings which had to be colored by hand, or through wood cuts. Due to the desire to create an edition that is as faithful to the original as modern typesetting technology will allow, they were not mofidied or enhanced for this edition. Readers should be aware that Leech did not produce his illustrations using computers, as this method, which does in fact allow tremendous clarity, was not invented for more than a hundred years later. Furthermore, while this edition is in full color, not all of Leech's illustrations were in color. Many of them were in black and white. Only the ones that were in full color are, in this edition, in full color.

An exact facsimile (with some of these same caveats) is available in the edition with this ISBN: 978-1-1645940-38-8

A HISTORY OF HONEY IN GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS

A HISTORY OF HONEY IN GEORGIA AND THE CAROLINAS

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In the late 1800s, Georgia and the Carolinas produced millions of pounds of honey and created a lasting legacy within the industry. The uses for the sweet nectar go well beyond flavor. Bee pollination extensively benefits agricultural crops in the area. Elements from the beehive are commonly used in popular cosmetics, medicines and mead. Beekeepers also face serious challenges like Colony Collapse Disorder. Join author and beekeeper April Aldrich as she traces the delectable history of honey and beekeeping throughout the region, from ancient apiaries to modern meaderies and beyond.
A POPULAR HISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: MOUNTAINS, HEROES, & HOOTNOGGERS

A POPULAR HISTORY OF WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA: MOUNTAINS, HEROES, & HOOTNOGGERS

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The ancient hills of Western North Carolina have cradled a culture that encompasses Cherokee heritage, pioneer legacies and urban visions.


For those who visit and those who make the region their home, there is something captivating about the mountains of Western North Carolina. We meet Lillian Exum Clement, the first female legislator in the South; and Nina Simone, the African American singing prodigy from Tryon. We get to view controversial elements of the Civil War in Western North Carolina from multiple points of view and draw our own conclusions. We comprehend the variety of people who have created the region as it exists now--alive with traditions, contradictions and promise.

Instead of merely reciting historical fact, and with a warm, accessible style, Asheville Citizen Times writer Rob Neufeld helps readers understand the history of the mountains by allowing us to walk in the shoes of the Native Americans, farmers, soldiers and others who preceded us. More than an enlightening read, this book illuminates the progression of frontier life that we have come to know as Western North Carolina history. By linking the lives and experiences of the land's various inhabitants, Neufeld captures the spirit of Appalachia within this volume.

ASHE COUNTY

ASHE COUNTY

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Journey into the Ashe County of yesteryear, a time dominated by horse and buggies, dirt roads, and early farms.


The mountain region of North Carolina possesses an uncommon grace and beauty, a landscape full of breathtaking peaks, lush forests, and winding rivers and creeks. Within this picturesque scenery, pioneering spirits settled in Ashe County and established communities in an environment both enchanting and perilous. Officially formed in 1799, Ashe County stands as one of the High Country's oldest and most intriguing areas. In this volume, containing over 200 black-and-white images, readers will journey into the Ashe County of yesteryear, a time dominated by horse and buggies, dirt roads, and early farms. Starting in the 1870s and stretching into the twentieth century, this stunning visual history allows today's reader to meet the resilient and rugged families that carved towns and communities into this mountainscape, to ride the Virginia Creeper railroad as it carries lumber and other goods to waiting markets, and to stroll along the banks of the historic New River, now recognized as a national Heritage River.

BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS

BEES AND OTHER POLLINATORS

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Most of our plants are pollinated by bees. Approximately 50% of the managed bee population has been killed off in the last 10 years and colony collapse disorder continues to endanger our honey bee population. Along with bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and some mammals are also pollinators. This lightweight, waterproof and easy to use guide can be used at home or in the field. Beautifully illustrated and impeccably researched, Waterford Press guides have sold over 5 million copies
CALL US WHAT WE CARRY

CALL US WHAT WE CARRY

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The breakout poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman

Formerly titled The Hill We Climb and Other Poems, the luminous poetry collection by #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman captures a shipwrecked moment in time and transforms it into a lyric of hope and healing. In Call Us What We Carry, Gorman explores history, language, identity, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, these poems shine a light on a moment of reckoning and reveal that Gorman has become our messenger from the past, our voice for the future.

CHANGE SINGS

CHANGE SINGS

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A lyrical picture book debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long

I can hear change humming
In its loudest, proudest song.
I don't fear change coming,
And so I sing along.

In this stirring, much-anticipated picture book by presidential inaugural poet and activist Amanda Gorman, anything is possible when our voices join together. As a young girl leads a cast of characters on a musical journey, they learn that they have the power to make changes--big or small--in the world, in their communities, and in most importantly, in themselves.

With lyrical text and rhythmic illustrations that build to a dazzling crescendo by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Loren Long, Change Sings is a triumphant call to action for everyone to use their abilities to make a difference.

CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALES

CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALES

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This sparkling collection of fairy tales captures the true spirit of Christmas - a mixture of magic, fantasy and joy. It opens with Hans Andersen's moving story, 'The Book of Fairy Tales, ' and also features two other Andersen tales, 'The Fir Tree, ' and 'The Last Dream of the Old Oak Tree, ' specially translated for this edition. Ruth Sawyer's joyous 'Schnitzle, Schnotzle, and Schnootzle, ' and Alf Prøysen's witty 'Father Christmas and the Carpenter, ' are two classic modern tales to stand beside such enchanted favourites as 'The Nutcracker' by E.T.A. Hoffmann, and the Russian legend of 'Babushka and the Three Wise Men.' All are beautifully illustrated by Isabelle Brent, whose gold-leaf pictures glow with seasonal cheer.
CLASSIC CAMPFIRE STORIES

CLASSIC CAMPFIRE STORIES

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Need a good scary story to tell to youngsters-or to anyone, young or old, who wants a little fright before going off to sleep in the great outdoors? Nothing goes better with gooey s'mores and a glowing campfire than a good ghost story, and this collection of Doc Forgey's best scary classics and frightening folktales will send shivers up anyone's spine. Classic Campfire Stories includes forty classic stories of adventures and ghosts, all fun and easy to remember and retell. Read about: The Valley of the Blue Mist The Human Hand La Cucaracha Mine The Partner The Mackenzie River Ghost The Death of the Old Lion The Ice Walker only in 1985 version The Message The Haunting of the House on the Ridge
FIRST DEGREE RAGE

FIRST DEGREE RAGE

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"There was no brown in his eyes at all. They were just two black buttons. I looked in his eyes. All I saw was solid black against the whites. It wasn't natural. It was... creepy, unnerving, demonic." - Detective Paula May

Terrifying things are happening to Kay Weden, a forty-something single mom and high school teacher in Salisbury, North Carolina. Despite having no known enemies, Kay's home, car, and peace of mind are under attack throughout 1993. Most chilling of all are the senseless attacks on her only son and the shot fired in the night through a wall of her house, which narrowly misses his head as he sleeps.

Kay's new love interest is the charming Viktor Gunnarsson. He's a handsome Swede who left his home country to seek political asylum in the U.S. after being charged with the 1986 assassination of Sweden's Prime Minister Palme. Viktor was briefly held in custody but subsequently released due to a lack of evidence.

The romantic connection between Kay and Viktor is immediate and intense until Viktor disappears without warning, leaving Kay baffled and sad. Kay leans on her loving, elderly mother, Catherine Miller, for solace until Catherine is brutally murdered inside her home by an unknown intruder.

With nowhere else to turn, Kay reconnects with her ex-fiancé L.C. Underwood, a seasoned police officer, particularly adept at criminal investigations. L.C. assures Kay he will get to the bottom of the incessant and tormenting occurrences.

When Viktor's nude body is found two hours away in the snowy Appalachian Mountains, local Sheriff's Detective Paula May is assigned to investigate his murder. What follows is an intense, hair-raising investigation that will shock you from the bitterly cold beginning to the unthinkable end.