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Map of NC

November 17, 2016

Happy Veterans Day!

Last week, the USA celebrated Veterans Day.  Do you know why November 11 was picked for such a special occasion?  On this date in 1918, an armistice, or treaty, was signed, officially ending World War I.  The day was thus originally called "Armistice Day".  In 1954, after World War II and the Korean War, the name was changed to "Veterans Day" to honor the veterans of all wars.

North Carolina sent many valiant men to fight in World War I.  Historian R. Jackson Marshall III shares some of their stories in his aptly entitled "Memories of World War I".  History professor Dr. Nancy Smith Midgette updated and expanded on the earlier works of historian Dr. Sarah McCulloh Lemmon.  The new book, "North Carolina and the Two World Wars", details the experiences of those who lived in NC from 1914, the beginning of WWI, to 1945, the end of WWII.  The volume includes the role and effects on North Carolina at home and abroad.

Interested in learning more?  Then check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading!  Thank you to all of our brave veterans!

November 10, 2016

NC Lit Map at NC Writers' Network Conference

Greetings!  On November 5th, the North Carolina Literary Map had a wonderful time meeting authors at the Fall 2016 NC Writers' Network Conference held in Raleigh, NC.  We enjoyed seeing plenty of awesome faces both old and new!  A great time was had by all!

November 3, 2016

Happy November!

November is here!  Autumn is setting the trees and the Appalachian mountains ablaze with colorful leaves.  The annual Thanksgiving feast is a few weeks away.  It's a time of family, food, fun, and tradition.  Many of our North Carolina authors agree.  Please take a peek with me at a few of their stories!

Henderson County native Evan Williams shares memories of growing up on his family apple orchard among multiple generations in "One Apple at a Time".  Native North Carolinian "Mama Dip", aka Mildred Council, eagerly shares her recipes and love of southern cooking with "Mama Dip's Kitchen", aptly named after her beloved restaurant in Chapel Hill, NC.  Finally, Dr. Eva Nell Mull Wike retells the story of her uncle and other relatives in "Fiddler of the Mountains".

Interested in learning more?  Then check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading!  Hope ya'll enjoy this time of year!