Map of NC

Map of NC

November 30, 2017

NC Cooking

Thanksgiving has just ended here in our state of North Carolina.  Christmas is coming soon.  Do you need some fresh ideas for the holidays?  Are you looking for some new recipes to satisfy all of the friends and family coming your way in the next few weeks?  The NC Literary Map may have just the solution!

The North Carolina Literary Map has an entire genre devoted to cooking and cookbooks.  Winston-Salem chef Stephanie L. Tyson wrote "Well, Shut My Mouth!: The Sweet Potatoes Restaurant Cookbook," containing plenty of mouth-watering Southern recipes.  Charlotte author Amy T. Rogers collected more than 200 recipes from across the state in "Hungry for Home: Stories of Food from Across the Carolinas."  Not hungry yet?  Then perhaps consider perusing "Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes," by author Ronni Lundy.

Craving even more cooking inspiration?  Then please check out these books and others on our list at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading (and eating)!

November 16, 2017

Thank you Mr. Cecil!

Did you know that, until the 1970s, the Biltmore Estate struggled financially?  In fact, if it were not for the efforts of one man this grand house may well have fallen into ruin.  Who was this man?  His name was William A.V.  Cecil.  He recently passed away at the age of 89.  Cecil inherited the Biltmore Estate from his maternal grandfather, George Vanderbilt.  Cecil successfully transformed Biltmore and the surrounding city of Asheville into worldwide prominence.

The North Carolina Literary Map has quite a list of titles about the Biltmore Estate.  Author Howard E. Covington, Jr. wrote "Lady on the Hill," which tells how William Cecil transformed Biltmore from a crumbling mansion to the tourist magnet it is today.  Author Denise Kiernan wrote "The Last Castle," which details the life of the wealthy George Vanderbilt, his wife, Edith, and how the Biltmore Estate was built and constructed in the late 1800s.

Interested in learning more?  Then please check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading (and sightseeing)!


November 9, 2017

NC Lit Map at NC Writers' Network Conference

Greetings!  On November 4th, the North Carolina Literary Map had a wonderful time meeting people at the Fall 2017 NC Writers' Network Conference held in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  What fun it was to speak with NC authors!  We enjoyed seeing plenty of awesome faces both old and new!  A great time was had by all!