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Outhouses: An interview with ‘priviologist’ Mary Frazier Long

Outhouses: An interview with ‘priviologist’ Mary Frazier Long

Travels with Foxfire: Stories of People, Passions and Practices from Southern Appalachia, continues the tradition with comfortable, conversational vignettes from rural Georgia, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky.

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I love it when I can reach for the flannel and fleece, stock up on coffee and pumpkin beer, gather wood for a fire, and make sure I have a book of ghost stories to cozy up with on the long, dark nights. Read more

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The Rose Glen Literary Festival is an annual event held the last Saturday in February that features presentations, a panel discussion and a writing workshop as well as a luncheon and keynote speaker. Read more

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In her 2014 Annaliese From Off, novelist and journalist Lindy Keane Carter introduced readers to Annaliese Stregal, a young wife and mother who follows her husband away from a comfortable life in Louisville, Kentucky, to the hills of North Georgia. Read more

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The Crow Tree

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I said goodbye to the “Crow Tree” today as it blew down in yesterday’s storm. The Crow Tree was personal to me and secret in many ways. Read more

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Tim Line saw many scary, strange and remarkable things during his 40-odd years at LeConte Lodge. Read more

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Atomic City

Photo by James E. Westcott, Official US Army Photographer for the Manhattan Project. American Museum of Science and Energy, amse.org.

In The Atomic City Girls, novelist Janet Beard takes her readers to Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the birth of the nuclear world. Read more

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Welcome back to the south

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Grasping my Southern identity is about as easy as grabbing a fistful of Smoky Mountain fog. The question “Where are you from?” always provoked hesitation growing up. Read more

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