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FOUR BROTHERS IN GRAY

FOUR BROTHERS IN GRAY

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GARDENING NATIVE PLANTS: SOUTH

GARDENING NATIVE PLANTS: SOUTH

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In today's South, where fine gardening is a tradition, many homeowners and professional gardeners are discovering a vast "new" palette of plant materials--native plants. They are realizing that these native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, groundcovers, vines, and grasses are far better suited, and therefore easier to grow and maintain, than most of the imported plants that populate traditional landscapes. In this book, the authors offer an exciting vision of the many possibilities and advantages of "going native." Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 gorgeous color photographs, this book is both an introduction to more than 280 of the most familiar and easiest-to-find native plants of the South and a basic primer on how to use them effectively.
GROW GREAT VEGETABLES IN NORTH CAROLINA

GROW GREAT VEGETABLES IN NORTH CAROLINA

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Get the inside dirt, North Carolina!

This ultimate local guide to growing vegetables and other edibles provides you with insider advice on climate zones, average frost dates, and growing season details across North Carolina. Information includes details on sun, soil, fertilizer, mulch, water, and the best varieties for your region. A garden planning section helps with design and crop rotation, and monthly lists explain what to do from January through December. In-depth profiles of nearly 50 edibles round out the information and help ensure a can't-miss harvest.

HOLY SMOKE: THE BIG BOOK OF NORTH CAROLINA BARBEQUE

HOLY SMOKE: THE BIG BOOK OF NORTH CAROLINA BARBEQUE

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North Carolina is home to the longest continuous barbecue tradition on the North American mainland. Now available for the first time in paperback, Holy Smoke is a passionate exploration of the lore, recipes, traditions, and people who have helped shape North Carolina's signature slow-food dish. A new preface by the authors examines the latest news, good and bad, from the world of Tar Heel barbecue, and their updated guide to relevant writing, films, and websites is an essential. They trace the origins of North Carolina 'cue and the emergence of the heated rivalry between Eastern and Piedmont styles. They provide detailed instructions for cooking barbecue at home, along with recipes for the traditional array of side dishes that should accompany it. The final section of the book presents some of the people who cook barbecue for a living, recording firsthand what experts say about the past and future of North Carolina barbecue. Filled with historic and contemporary photographs showing centuries of North Carolina's barbeculture, as the authors call it, Holy Smoke is one of a kind, offering a comprehensive exploration of the Tar Heel barbecue tradition.

HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER

HOW TO BE A WILDFLOWER

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A fresh perspective, an outdoor exploration, a new adventure about to begin: How to Be A Wildflower is the book to celebrate these and other wide-open occasions. Encouraging self-discovery through encounters with nature, beloved artist Katie Daisy brings her beautiful paintings and lettering to this collection of things to do and make, quotes, meditations, natural history, and more.

- Maintains wonder and inspiration with a collection of peaceful pages filled with things such as a prompt to hike by the light of the moon, a recipe to make rhubarb pie, and a place to press flowers
- Features stunning and whimsical illustrations to fill you with serene and calming thoughts that inspire a closer relationship with the world around you
- Katie Daisy is an artist whose work captures the essence of living with nature and How to Be a Wildflower is a glowing example of that

For pure whimsy, you just can't beat How to Be a Wildflower: A Field Guide by Katie Daisy. The Bend, Oregon, artist brings her beautiful paintings and lettering to this delightful book, a collection of nature-inspired quotations, meditations, lore, and even a recipe for fresh strawberry-rhubarb pie. --Traditional Home

For every wild and free spirit--and those who aspire to bemdash;this is a field guide to living life to the fullest.

- Every page inside the charming two-piece case invites readers to wonder, gather, savor, and ponder the natural world around them.
- Makes a great coffee table book and a starter to interesting and motivational conversations.

INSIDERS GUIDE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS

INSIDERS GUIDE TO THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS

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Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Mountains is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to the region that includes Asheville, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee, Blue Ridge Parkway, and other nearby environs. Written by two locals (and true insiders), this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the area and its surrounding environs.
IT HAPPENED IN NORTH CAROLINA

IT HAPPENED IN NORTH CAROLINA

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From the establishment of Roanoke to a miracle of modern medicine, It Happened in North Carolina takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of thirty compelling episodes from the vibrant history of the Tar Heel State. Guess the identity of the wealthy and mysterious stranger of New Orleans. Go back to June 27, 1857, and climb the highest peak in the East along with Elisha Mitchell, who died there. Discover how the last shot of the Civil War was fired in 1941. Get the inside story on the North Carolina gold rush, the Wright brothers' first real flight, a showdown at Torpedo Junction, and the case of the telltale laundry ticket.
KENTUCKY'S BLUEGRASS MUSIC

KENTUCKY'S BLUEGRASS MUSIC

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It is likely that most fans of bluegrass music would concede that no state should be more associated with bluegrass music than Kentucky and rightly so. Bluegrass music draws its name from the band that Kentuckian Bill Monroe formed during the late 1930s and 1940s. Bill named his band Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys to honor his home state. Eventually, the music these bands and others like them were playing came to be known as bluegrass music. Later, another Kentuckian, Ebo Walker, while playing with the Bowling Green-based bluegrass band, New Grass Revival, coined the phrase newgrass to describe the band s progressive style of music. Other Kentuckians such as Bobby and Sonny Osborne, J. D. Crowe, Ricky Skaggs, and Dale Ann Bradley have become bluegrass stars. Some of the musicians from Kentucky covered in this book are quite famous some are not. Famous or not, all of them have a deep-rooted passion for the music they play."
LAST WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST (P)

LAST WORDS OF THE HOLY GHOST (P)

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Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction, 2015.

Funny, heartbreaking, and real--these twelve stories showcase a dynamic range of voices belonging to characters who can't stop confessing. They are obsessive storytellers, disturbed professors, depressed auctioneers, gambling clergy. A fourteen-year-old boy gets baptized and speaks in tongues to win the love of a girl who ushers him into adulthood; a troubled insomniac searches the woods behind his mother's house for the "awful pretty" singing that begins each midnight; a school-system employee plans a year-end party at the site of a child's drowning; a burned-out health-care administrator retires from New England to coastal Georgia and stumbles upon a life-changing moment inside Walmart. These big-hearted people--tethered to the places that shape them--survive their daily sorrows and absurdities with well-timed laughter; they slouch toward forgiveness, and they point their ears toward the Holy Ghost's last words.

MONSTER HOTEL

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