Last One Home

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Harpercollins #ad - Last One Home #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.

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Lion on the Hearth

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - First published by harper & row in 1961, the winter people, 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, Time of Drums, The Road, and Last One Home. Lion on the hearth is the story of the king family, competing, and where greed and lust for love and power tests the limits of a strong, North Carolina, successful merchants in Great Depression-era Asheville, where trading, and risk taking are necessary for survival, ambitious family.

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The Road Appalachian Echoes Fiction

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Univ Tennessee Press #ad - 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. We welcome its return with warm pleasure.

Fred chappelloriginally published in 1967, The Road  is epic historical fiction at its best. 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. 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 Road Appalachian Echoes Fiction #ad - 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, vegetation and water, rock, 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. Muscular, and pungent, vivid, it is broad in historical scope and profound in its human sympathies.

His books include the land breakers, the journey of August King, The Winter People, and Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation.

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The Winter People

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Harper & Row #ad - Widower wayland jackson and his daughter chance on a small North Carolina mountain village and on Collie Wright and her baby, beginning an idyllic life that ends with the sudden reappearance of Collie's violent ex-lover.

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The Journey of August King

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Miramax #ad - The Journey of August King #ad - Reprint. Discovering analees williamsburg, a fifteen-year-old runaway slave in 1810, August King faces a moral dilemma in which he must decide between turning the girl in for a reward or risking his life to help her. Movie tie-in.

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The Journey of August King

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HarperCollins #ad - Movie tie-in. Discovering analees williamsburg, a fifteen-year-old runaway slave in 1810, August King faces a moral dilemma in which he must decide between turning the girl in for a reward or risking his life to help her. Reprint.

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Time of Drums: A Novel

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HarperCollins #ad - The land breakers tells the story of the first settlers in the north carolina mountains; Time of Drums deals with the period of the Civil War; The Road is the story of the postwar efforts to open up the mountain country; and Lion on the Hearth is about a prosperous mountain family in the depression of the 1930s.

Sometimes i have seen them standing in a field or alongside a road looking off at the horizon, as if listening to voices indistinct, to some far, forgotten reminders of an unremembered country, of another time, of an ancestry obscure. ". The novel, sad and sometimes glorious, brutal, touching, funny, a colonel in his thirties, recounts the fall of an era as seen through the eyes of Owen Wright, honest, a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy.

Time of drums is one of four novels John Ehle has written about the Wright and King families. For its authentic portrayal of the Civil War and its compassionate portrayal of love and family, this novel is a powerful, living achievement. John ehle pronounced ee-lee, who was born in asheville and owns a cabin that looks out on the highest peaks in eastern America, for they seem to have more humor in them than do most others, writes: 'It has been particularly rewarding for me to write about mountain people, and more pride.

Time of Drums: A Novel #ad - In this new novel he has presented the american Civil War in such a way that it shows the shape of time to come; his characters go on living after the book is closed, and its action continues after its final events. This is his personal accounting for his feelings and actions during six months of his life: time spent in winter camp in 1862, time spent at home with his family - where he falls in love again, this time with a widow-girl of nineteen whom he fears he cannot have and cannot forget - and Gettysburg leading his regiment of mountain soldiers.

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The Land Breakers

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Harper & Row #ad - The Land Breakers #ad - A great novel. He was a big man, eager to accept the challenge of the wilderness mountain country, its terrifying nighttime forest noises, its bone-bitinmg cold, its wolves and bears, strong, willing to pit himself against its seen aqnd unseen threats, its lonely quiet edged with fear. A 403 page substantial novel about Mooney Wright the first man to arrive in the valley.

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Move Over, Mountain: 50th Anniversary Edition

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - It received positive reviews from several major publications, but was shunned by segregated bookstores and libraries. When first published in 1957, "move over, Mountain" was considered to be the first book written by a white novelist that portrayed African-Americans without stereotype. There was only one US printing of "Move Over, Mountain.

The following year it was published by Hodder and Stoughton of London, England. A story of personal and social struggle, "it is quite obvious that he writes from a deep knowledge of his subject, the New York Times said of John Ehle in 1957, and an understanding of technique rare in a first novelist. Used book in Good Condition.

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Time of Drums

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - Book three in his seven-book Appalachian series. 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.

Time of Drums #ad - Used book in Good Condition. 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. John ehle's classic civil war novel, Tome of Drums, returns to print as a Press 53 Classic.

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The Winter People

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Press 53 Carolina Classics Editions #ad - 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.

She gets out her butcher knife, puts Jonathan down, and waits. Wayland’s gentleness and humor appeal to her; everything about Collie appeals to him. 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 - Used book in Good Condition. 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. 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.

Strong-willed and independent, Collie takes the Jacksons in, steadfastly refusing to identify her baby’s father.

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