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TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY CAT

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY CAT

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Whether you have just adopted a new kitten or taken in an older cat, this journal is a must-have keepsake in which to record crucial, un-fur-gettable information about your cat as well as the special role they fulfil in your life.

Over 100 simple questions and prompts enable you to record your first days together including how you prepared for your pet's arrival (along with details of any fur-ternity leave) and how you chose their name.

From their laugh-out-loud antics and eccentricities, practical information including their vaccination and flea logs, to the things you love doing together, this journal covers all areas of your relationship with your much-loved cat and the completed journal will serve as a precious memento to be treasured for years to come.

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY DOG

TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED: A JOURNAL OF MEMORIES AND MISADVENTURES FOR MY DOG

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Whether you have just adopted a new puppy, or taken in an older dog, this journal is a must-have keepsake in which to record crucial, un-fur-gettable information about your pooch as well as the special role they fulfil in your life.

Over 100 simple questions and prompts enable you to record your first days together including how you prepared for your dog's arrival (including details of any fur-ternity leave) and how you chose their name.

From their laugh-out-loud antics and eccentricities, practical information including their vaccination and flea logs, to the things you love doing together, this journal covers all areas of your relationship with your much-loved dog and the completed journal will serve as a precious memento to be treasured for years to come.

TARHEEL LIGHTNIN'

TARHEEL LIGHTNIN'

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From the late nineteenth century well into the 1960s, North Carolina boasted some of the nation's most restrictive laws on alcohol production and sale. For much of this era, it was also the nation's leading producer of bootleg liquor. Over the years, written accounts, popular songs, and Hollywood movies have turned the state's moonshiners, fast cars, and frustrated Feds into legends. But in Tar Heel Lightnin', Daniel S. Pierce tells the real history of moonshine in North Carolina as never before. This well-illustrated, entertaining book introduces a surprisingly varied cast of characters who operated secret stills and ran liquor from the swamps of the Tidewater to Piedmont forests and mountain coves. From the state's earliest days through Prohibition to the present, Pierce shows that moonshine crossed race and economic lines, linking men and women, the rebellious and the respectable, the oppressed and the merely opportunistic. As Pierce recounts, even churchgoing types might run shipments of that good ol' mountain dew when hard times came and there was no social safety net to break the fall.

Folklore, popular culture, and changing laws have helped fuel a renaissance in making and drinking commercial moonshine, and Pierce shows how today's producers understand their ties to the past. Above all, this book reveals that moonshine's long, colorful history features surprises that can change how we understand a state and a region.



THE AMERICANA REVOLUTION: FROM COUNTRY AND BLUES ROOTS TO THE AVETT BROTHERS, SONS AND BEYOND

THE AMERICANA REVOLUTION: FROM COUNTRY AND BLUES ROOTS TO THE AVETT BROTHERS, SONS AND BEYOND

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Americana is a music that defies definition. It isn't rock, although it does encompass rock. It isn't folk, but folk is there. It isn't Celtic, but it is woven with Celtic threads. It is a blend of forms, music that draws on a wide range of influences. Gathering these many genres together, Americana continually reinvents itself and actively tells the story of its origins and its future. The Americana Revolution: From Country and Blues Roots to the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and Beyond is an informal social history that describes Americana as both a musical genre and a movement, showing what it is, where it came from, and where it is going. Musician and historian Michael Scott Cain examines how the idea of genre, especially Americana, affects the creation and consumption of music. He tries to discern the formulas of this slippery genre and seeks out the places where artists have broken or bent those formulas in the name of creativity. Through anecdotes and interviews, Cain provides a firsthand view into the creation of Americana to clarify how the genre can be categorized and defined. Through the stories of its creators both long gone and new to the scene, Americana music comes alive as a diverse melting pot of creative genius. With this book, Cain grants music lovers from all backgrounds an unparalleled view into the future of a music that embraces new influences but never forgets its roots.
THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA

THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS OF NORTH CAROLINA

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Running along the western border of the state, the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina have beckoned explorers, settlers, and tourists for generations. Within the ridges and valleys of these mountains, spectacular natural features abound, such as Blowing Rock, Looking Glass Falls, and Linville Gorge. Here, the highest mountain peak in North Carolina, Mount Mitchell, rises to an astonishing 6,684 feet. Recreationally, these mountains boast massive tourist appeal; visitors can hike the Appalachian Trail, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, or explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This title showcases the natural beauty of the unique mountain range and the numerous mountain communities that many call home.
THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

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In the late 1890s, the Blue Ridge Parkway was envisioned by many as a great getaway and nature preserve. The concept materialized in the early 20th century, when John D. Rockefeller donated the first $5 million to begin purchasing land for the project. Located at the top of the great Appalachian ridges, the parkway covers 469 winding miles of mountains and meadows lined with lush wildflowers, old farms, and split-rail fences. Inspiring scenery makes for a journey rich in history and mountain culture.
THE CHANGING BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

THE CHANGING BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

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In the eighteenth century, naturalist and artist William Bartram traveled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and spent time documenting both plant life and the customs of the Middle Town Cherokees. Since that time, men and women like Bartram have journeyed throu
THE DEVILS TRAMPING GROUND AND OTHER NORTH CAROLINA MYSTERY STORIES

THE DEVILS TRAMPING GROUND AND OTHER NORTH CAROLINA MYSTERY STORIES

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From the first colonization at Roanoke Island, the bizarre and inexplicable have shrouded the Tar Heel State. From history and legend, John Harden records ominous events that have shaped or colored state history.

THE FARMHOUSE CHEF: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM MY CAROLINA FARM

THE FARMHOUSE CHEF: RECIPES AND STORIES FROM MY CAROLINA FARM

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Jamie DeMent opens a bright kitchen window onto the newest kind of North Carolina farming life. On fifty-five acres of beautiful Piedmont farmland in Hillsborough, North Carolina, DeMent and her family raise sustainably nurtured and sought-after heirloom varieties of produce and livestock. Every day on Coon Rock Farm, DeMent cooks robust, flavorful, satisfying meals for family, crew, and farm interns--and now you are invited to share the bounty. The Farmhouse Chef offers 150 recipes for every occasion, from down home to downright elegant, inspired by the farm's yield through the four seasons.

From fall's Sage- and Sausage-Stuffed Acorn Squash to Pear and Bacon Salad, to summer's Sugarcane Barbecue Chicken and Watermelon Mojitos, DeMent's cooking style highlights no-nonsense approaches using great ingredients combined with easy preparations for supercharged flavor. Accompanying the recipes are DeMent's deliciously observant stories illuminating what life is really like on a working farm. A native North Carolinian committed to the development of sustainable farming in her state, DeMent will inspire those of us who may not have a lot of time to cook, let alone farm, but who care about seasonal, healthfully grown food.



THE GIVING MANGER

THE GIVING MANGER

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Experience the true meaning of Christmas this year with The Giving Manger -- a faith-based interactive family tradition that encourages acts of kindness, focuses on the joy of giving, and honors the real reason for Christmas: Jesus' birth.
Each Giving Manger Box Set contains a hardcover picture book, a wooden manger, a bundle of straw, and a sturdy Baby Jesus figure -- everything your family needs to start the tradition in your own home.
How It WorksThe included picture book, The Giving Manger, will help your family understand the tradition and get children excited about participating. Once you have read the story, place the empty manger in a prominent spot in your home. In the days leading up to Christmas, family members can place a piece of straw in the manger each time they perform a kind deed or act of service. Filling the manger will become a fun, interactive project for your family, prompting even young children to look for ways to love and serve others.
As your family works together to fill the manger with straw, your hearts and home will fill with the joy and contentment that comes not from wish lists and getting, but from giving and loving others. On Christmas Day, your family can place the Baby Jesus in the manger -- now full of the straw that represents the acts of love and service done in honor of Jesus' birth.
Each Box Set Includes:
  • The Giving Manger Picture Book: a heartwarming story with beautiful cut-paper illustrations that presents the tradition and will get kids excited about participating
  • Wooden Manger: to be placed in a visible spot in the home, waiting to be filled
  • Bundle of Straw: pieces of straw to be placed in the manger after each act of service
  • Baby Jesus: to be placed in the manger on Christmas day

  • Each item in the box is built to last so your family can keep the tradition going year after year.
    Note: The Giving Manger is intended for display use.