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Remebering the Trail of Tears with Voices of Cherokee Women
This fall marks the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears, the brutally forced removal of Cherokees from the southeast to western Indian Territory. Voices of Cherokee Women, edited by Carolyn Ross Johnston, features first hand accounts from the time of Cherokee removal, including the following excerpt from a petition against removal in 1817:
"Therefore, children, don’t part with any more of our lands but continue on it and enlarge your farms. Cultivate and raise corn and cotton and your mothers and sisters will make clothing for you which our father the president has recommended to us all. We don’t charge anybody for selling any lands, but we have heard such intentions of our children. But your talks become true at last; it was our desire to forewarn you all not to part with our lands.”
Voices of Cherokee Women is a compelling collection of first-person accounts by Cherokee women from the 16th century to the present and is now available. Check out the rest of the titles in our Real Voices, Real History Series.
Met Her on the Mountain a "Best New Book of the Week"
Met Her on the Mountain: A Forty-Year Quest to Solve the Appalachian Cold-Case Murder of Nancy Morgan by Mark I. Pinsky was picked as one of Huffington Post's "Best New Books for the Week of September 30, 2013." Met Her on the Mountain is now available in both hardcover and ebook editions.
Met Her on the Mountain was also a Publishers Weekly's Pick of the Week with a starred review in the June 17 issue. The reviewer notes that "this compulsively page-turning true crime narrative has it all: smart prose, a now-obscure unsolved murder that was notorious at the time, and an investigative journalist trying to pick up the trail."
Publishers Weekly's Lenny Picker also sat down with Pinsky for a question and answer session entitled "Murder Will Out."
Pinsky will be kicking off his author tour with a launch party on Tuesday, October 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Congregation of Reform Judaism, The Goldman Social Hall, 928 Malone Drive, Orlanda, Florida. Please find a full list of Pinsky's upcoming tour here.
The Governor's Lady Praised in Library Journal
Robert Inman's The Governor's Lady received a glowing review in the latest edition of Library Journal.
Reviewer Shannon Marie Robinson states: "Inman beautifully blends old-fashioned Southern storytelling with tense political drama.
Readers with an interest in American politics, fierce women, or family relationships will enjoy this
novel, whose strongly developed characters and plot suspense will keep them from putting this book
down until the very last page."
Want to meet the author? Inman is in the middle of an extensive author tour and might soon be coming to you! Check out his tour itinerary here.
The Governor's Lady is also available as an ebook.
Ebooks for UNC and Duke Fans and How to Pick a Fight with Dan Collins
While putting together The ACC Basketball Book of Fame by Dan Collins we noticed that there were a large number of players from Duke and the University of Carolina. We have put together ebooks featuring only the players from these schools for Tar Heel and Blue Devils fans who want to learn more about their greatest players.
Download a copy of The ACC Basketball Book of Fame: Duke Edition and The ACC Basketball Book of Fame: UNC Edition wherever ebooks are sold.
Disagree with the players who made it into Collins' Book of Fame? He says, "Good!" Visit his blog and let the heated discussions begin!