Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blue Ridge Mountain Books

Some of the books at the Mountain Spirits Arts Festival deal with life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. One is this Pleasant Land: A Blue Ridge History, written by the late Max S. Thomas. His daughter, Jean Thomas Schaeffer, will have it available in the authors' tent.

Last year, I blogged about Thomas's history of the Walnut Knob area of Franklin and Floyd Counties here: http://peevishpen.blogspot.com/2010/03/this-pleasant-land.html.

Fred First, a wonderful writer and blogger from Floyd County, will also have his books at the Festival:

Fred's books deal with life today in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His essays have been broadcast on WVTF. You can listen to one of them, "This Old House," here: http://www.wvtf.org/news_and_notes/audio/200912210719210.house.mp3

In the next few months, I'll blog about more of the books you can expect to see at the Mountain Spirits Arts Festival.

Edited to add update: It looks like Jean Thomas Schaeffer won't be able to attend the festival. However, her father's books should be available from the Franklin County Historical Society's table.
Posted by Becky Mushko

No comments: