The Road Appalachian Echoes FictionUniv Tennessee Press #ad - As a native of the region, Wright knows what his railway will mean to the impoverished settlers. How wright confronts these challenges and how the mountain people respond to the changes the railroad brings to their lives make for powerfully compelling reading. The author: a native of asheville, North Carolina, John Ehle has written seventeen novels and works of nonfiction.
At the novel's center is weatherby Wright, a railroad builder who launches an ambitious plan to link the highlands of western North Carolina with the East. But to accomplish his grand undertaking he must conquer Sow Mountain, "a massive monolith of earth, rock, vegetation and water, an elaborate series of ridges which built on one another to the top.
Wright's struggle to construct the railroad—which requires tall trestles crossing deep ravines and seven tunnels blasted through shale and granite—proves to be much more than an engineering challenge. Among the honors he has received are the Lillian Smith Prize and the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Award. There is opposition from a child evangelist, and there is a serious lack of funds, who preaches that the railroad is the work of the devil, which forces Wright to use convict labor.
The Road Appalachian Echoes Fiction #ad - Ehle lets us experience this place, people, and past in a fully realized novel. Wilma dykeman"the Road is a strong novel by one of our most distinguished authors. Muscular, and pungent, vivid, it is broad in historical scope and profound in its human sympathies. In the road john ehle's skill as a storyteller brings an early episode of road building in the North Carolina mountains to rich and vivid life.
Time of DrumsPress 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - John ehle's classic civil war novel, Tome of Drums, returns to print as a Press 53 Classic. Time of drums is not only the story of men launched into a war with uncertain loyalties, but more important, it continues the Wright saga that John Ehle began with The Land Breakers and promises to expand into one of the great fictional sagas of American history.
". Book three in his seven-book Appalachian series. Borden deal said: "there have been many books about the Civil War; none of them, with the exception of The Red Badge of Courage, have comes close to the dusty, bloody, grinding truth that John Ehle writes about.
The Winter PeoplePress 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - By mutual consent, he and Paula stay. The collusion is acknowledged by Collie’s brothers, who take Wayland along on an exhilarating bear hunt, an initiation ceremony of sorts. On his return, wayland sets up his clock making business, and he and Collie begin to think of marriage. But peace and contentment come to an end by the sudden appearance late one night at Collie’s cabin of her baby’s father, precipitating a violent showdown and the promise of further bloodshed—until Collie makes the most painful decision of her life.
Strong-willed and independent, Collie takes the Jacksons in, steadfastly refusing to identify her baby’s father. Wayland’s gentleness and humor appeal to her; everything about Collie appeals to him. She gets out her butcher knife, puts Jonathan down, and waits. It is late autumn when collie wright sees a man moving through the woods toward her cabin on the edge of the small mountain community where she lives alone with her baby.
The Winter People #ad - To her relief, the man turns out to be only a lost traveler with his young daughter. Recently widowed wayland jackson, with twelve-year-old daughter Paula, is on his way to Tennessee to practice his profession as a clockmaker.
Lion on the HearthPress 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - Lion on the hearth is the story of the king family, and where greed and lust for love and power tests the limits of a strong, competing, successful merchants in Great Depression-era Asheville, where trading, North Carolina, and risk taking are necessary for survival, ambitious family. First published by harper & row in 1961, lion on the hearth is chronologically the sixth book in John Ehle's seven-book Appalachian series that includes The Land Breakers, The Journey of August King, The Road, The Winter People, Time of Drums, and Last One Home.
Last One HomePress 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - Harper lee to kill a mockingbird, says John Ehle "is our foremost writer of historical fiction. John ehle's sense of place, his ear for language, and his ability to shape characters with love and a gentle sense of humor make Last One Home one of the great novels of all time. Last one home, the final book in john ehle's masterful appalachian series that traces the King family from The Land Breakers in 1779, as the first white settlers in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina, through the Great Depression in Last One Home.
The Land BreakersNYRB Classics #ad - They arrive in a no-account settlement in North Carolina and, on impulse, part with all their savings to acquire a patch of land high in the mountains. He has an ear for dialogue and an eye for nature and a grasp of character that have established The Land Breakers as one of the great fictional reckonings with the making of America.
They will soon be followed by others. John ehle is a master of the American language. Set deep in the appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, of the violence of birth and death, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community.
The Land Breakers #ad - Mooney and imy wright, former indentured servants, twenty-one, long habituated to backbreaking work but not long married, are traveling west. With a little livestock and a handful of crude tools, they enter the mountain world—one of transcendent beauty and cruel necessity—and begin to make a world of their own.
Mooney and imy are the first to confront an unsettled country that is sometimes paradise and sometimes hell.
Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee NationAnchor Books Doubleday #ad - A sixth-generation north Carolinian, highly-acclaimed author John Ehle grew up on former Cherokee hunting grounds. His experience as an accomplished novelist, meticulous research, combined with his extensive, culminates in this moving tragedy rich with historical detail. The cherokee are a proud, ancient civilization.
Government used the treaty to justify the eviction of the Cherokee nation in an exodus that the Cherokee will forever remember as the “trail where they cried. The heroism and nobility of the Cherokee shine through this intricate story of American politics, ambition, and greed. B & w photographs. But by the 18th century, some of their leaders believed it was necessary to adapt to European ways in order to survive.
Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation #ad - The U. S. Those chiefs sealed the fate of their tribes in 1875 when they signed a treaty relinquishing their land east of the Mississippi in return for promises of wealth and better land. For hundreds of years they believed themselves to be the "Principle People" residing at the center of the earth.
Last One HomeHarpercollins #ad - Amanda and pinckney wright move from their small North Carolina mountain settlement to Asheville, where--years later--their three children battle to control Pinckney's life-insurance business.
The Free MenPress 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - It is now back in print by press 53 with a new afterword by the former UNC-Chapel Hill student, 'Daily Tar Heel' editor, and Pulitzer Prize-Winning journalist Wayne King. This moving narrative by john ehle describes the experiences of a handful of dedicated young students, during the 1963-64 civil rights protests in Chapel Hill, both black and white, NC.
The movement began through the efforts of three young men: two white unc-chapel hill students, and Pat Cusick, and one student from the all-black North Carolina College in Durham, John Dunne, the grandson of the founder of the Ku Klux Klan in Alabama, a gifted Morehead Scholar, Quinton Baker. Used book in Good Condition.
The Free Men #ad - First published in 1965 by harper & Row, 'The Free Men' was controversial but won the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction.