Book List in Order: 12 titles


  • Lion on the Hearth is the story of the King family, successful merchants in Great Depression-era Asheville, North Carolina, where trading, competing, and risk taking are necessary for survival, and where greed and lust for love and power tests the li...





  • 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 ...



  • While sitting in her 150-year-old cabin in the mountains of North Carolina at the beginning of the Depression, Collie Wright sees furtive figures emerging from the woods on a chilly, near-winter evening. The figures turn out to be clockmaker Wayland ...





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    In the summer of his twenty-first year Brandon Rhodes came to Kingstree Island, a four-hour boat ride from the mainland and a tiny world unto itself. He found an easygoing, friendly people, a land where he could escape the memory of his mother's deat...



  • 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. Movie tie-in....



  • Dust jacket notes:"Few writers have the ability to emblazon and project an authentic past the way John Ehle has done, and few have his narrative skill. In this new novel he has presented the American Civil War in such a way that it shows the shape of...



  • From the Paperback Edition:Originally published in 1967, The Road is epic historical fiction at its best. At the novel's center is Weatherby Wright, a railroad builder who launches an ambitious plan to link the highlands of western North Carolina wit...







  • Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and t...



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    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. It received positive reviews from several major publications, but was shunned by ...



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