Where the Lilies Bloom - ramps, medicinal herbs, language - four orphaned children trying to live alone in the mountains

Where the Lilies Bloom - ramps, medicinal herbs, language - four orphaned children trying to live alone in the mountains

Sharyn McCrumb, About The Ballad Novel series, including the Ballad of Frankie Silver about the first woman in NC to be hanged for murder.

Sharyn McCrumb, About The Ballad Novel series, including the Ballad of Frankie Silver about the first woman in NC to be hanged for murder.

Anybody Shining by Frances O'Roark Dowell. A girl discovers there are many ways of being true in this magnificent ode to handwritten letters and the shining power of friendship, set in the Appalachian mountains of 1920s North Carolina.

Anybody Shining by Frances O'Roark Dowell. A girl discovers there are many ways of being true in this magnificent ode to handwritten letters and the shining power of friendship, set in the Appalachian mountains of 1920s North Carolina.

My Old True Love by Sheila Kay Adams tells the story of a balladeer living in the NC mountains in the mid-1800s.

My Old True Love by Sheila Kay Adams tells the story of a balladeer living in the NC mountains in the mid-1800s.

Come Go Home with Me: Stories By Sheila Kay Adams is a collection of ballads and stories from Madison, County, NC, that provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community.

Come Go Home with Me: Stories By Sheila Kay Adams is a collection of ballads and stories from Madison, County, NC, that provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community.

Bloodlines of Shackleford Banks by B.J. Mountford. A murder mystery that also details the history of the wild horses that reside in NC's Outer Banks.

Bloodlines of Shackleford Banks by B.J. Mountford. A murder mystery that also details the history of the wild horses that reside in NC's Outer Banks.

Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, by Louise Shiver. Set in Roxboro tobacco country, it was named best first novel of the year by USA Today in 1983. Reviews cite her beautiful language as "prose to die for," and say her book will make you want to catch the next bus to North Carolina just to find such a place!

Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail, by Louise Shiver. Set in Roxboro tobacco country, it was named best first novel of the year by USA Today in 1983. Reviews cite her beautiful language as "prose to die for," and say her book will make you want to catch the next bus to North Carolina just to find such a place!

Journey for Joedel - Set in 1940s eastern NC, Joedel is a boy of mixed Lumbee and white heritage growing up in a tobacco family.

Journey for Joedel - Set in 1940s eastern NC, Joedel is a boy of mixed Lumbee and white heritage growing up in a tobacco family.

Mystery books that take place in North Carolina, including the Southern Quilting Mystery Series, Elizabeth Goodweather, who solves crimes while seeding her crops, and the Magnolia series whose protagonist preserves historic homes.

Mystery books that take place in North Carolina, including the Southern Quilting Mystery Series, Elizabeth Goodweather, who solves crimes while seeding her crops, and the Magnolia series whose protagonist preserves historic homes.

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, by Randall Kenan - weaves myth, folktales, magic and reality in this collection of stories set in a NC farm town

Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, by Randall Kenan - weaves myth, folktales, magic and reality in this collection of stories set in a NC farm town

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