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The Spring booklist is available.  Spring book sales will begin Tuesday, January 4 at 8:00 a.m.  Students may use their financial aid in the bookstore January 4 through January 24.  This includes financial aid, payment plans, grants, etc.  It also include sales and returns.  These must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24. 

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.

IMAGES OF AMERICA WILKES COUNTY

IMAGES OF AMERICA WILKES COUNTY

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Told through the lens of vintage images, discover the rich and storied past of Wilkes County, North Carolina.


Hardy pioneers settled this area of the North Carolina backcountry in the 18th century. Perhaps best known for illegal whiskey and stock car racing, Wilkes County heritage also lies in agriculture and industry. Farmers toiled the land while industrialists and merchants built houses, businesses, railroads, and services in the county's three municipalities: Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, and Ronda. Major corporations Lowe's and Holly Farms were born here. Americana music is a staple of local culture, with popular festivals like MerleFest drawing international acclaim to the area. The enduring folkways and down-home values of this rural community have long made Wilkes County a place where the roots of family and history run deep.

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.
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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MOON GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

MOON GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK

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Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure

From majestic mountaintops to lush forests and untouched wilderness, take in the best of the Smokies with Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park features:

  • Itineraries for every timeline and budget, ranging from one day in the park to a week-long trip, including: Best of the Smokies, Family Fun, Escape the Crowds, and Best Hikes
  • Strategies for getting around the Great Smoky Mountains, avoiding crowds, and exploring the less-visited areas of the park
  • In-depth coverage of gateway cities and towns in both Tennessee and North Carolina, including Gatlinburg, Asheville, Pigeon Forge, and Knoxville, as well as worthwhile stops like Cherokee, Bryson City, and Maggie Valley
  • Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Expert tips for travelers looking to go hiking, biking, zip-lining, rafting, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information
  • The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Cruise along Newfound Gap Road for epic views and scenic overlooks, try your hand at fly-fishing, and enjoy the refreshing solitude of a night camping under the stars. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, catch a glimpse of the buzzing fireflies, and sample a little local moonshine. Visit remnants of the region's historic settlements, spot local wildlife, or explore the bustling nearby cities
  • Valuable insight from nature lover and Smoky Mountains aficionado Jason Frye
  • Honest advice on where to stay inside and outside the park, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort
  • Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets
  • Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history
  • Staying in Tennessee? Try Moon Tennessee, Moon Nashville, or Moon Memphis. Making a road trip out of it? Try Moon Nashville to New Orleans Road Trip.

    For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.

    MOON NORTH CAROLINA

    MOON NORTH CAROLINA

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    From the Outer Banks to Asheville, discover the best of the Tar Heel State with Moon North Carolina. Inside you'll find:
  • Flexible itineraries, including scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a weekend in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and getaways to Asheville, Raleigh-Durham, and Charlotte
  • Strategic advice designed for hikers, beach-goers, foodies, wildlife-watchers, and more
  • The top local experiences: Explore the gardens of the Biltmore Estate, check out the art museum in Raleigh, or kick back with a craft beer at an outdoor concert in Wilmington. Escape to the Outer Banks for a glimpse of wild horses, historic lighthouses, and remote islands. Tap your foot to live bluegrass and dig in to famous North Carolina barbecue
  • Outdoor activities: Hike to waterfalls or challenge yourself to climb the highest peaks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Kayak around Kitty Hawk, whitewater raft in the wild Nantahala River Gorge, hang glide, or spend a day fly-fishing
  • Expert tips from North Carolina local Jason Frye on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from rugged campgrounds to historic inns and beachside B&Bs
  • Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout
  • Thorough background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture
  • With Moon North Carolina's expert advice and local insight, you can find your adventure.
    Focusing on the mountains? Check out Moon Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains. Can't get enough of the beach? Try Moon North Carolina Coast.
    MOONSHINERS AND REVENUERS

    MOONSHINERS AND REVENUERS

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