An insightful and rich glance at an under-appreciated and under-explored region.
[A] memorable journey into Eastern North Carolina's varied natural world, a reading of this volume should prove gratifying.
Simpson will introduce you to a North Carolina you've never experienced.
Simpson brings the natural world so close that the reader can almost smell the rivers.
[Observations and anecdotes] form an amiable pastiche with Simpson•s own family history and that of eastern North Carolina.
About the Author
Bland Simpson, who teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is author of The Great Dismal
and The Mystery of Beautiful Nell Cropsey
. A member of the Red Clay Ramblers, the internationally acclaimed string band, he has collaborated on such musicals as Diamond Studs
, Fool Moon
, and King Mackerel & The Blues Are Running
Ann Cary Simpson has worked for a number of conservation groups, including the Nature Conservancy, the Environmental Defense Fund, Ducks Unlimited, Conservation Trust for North Carolina, and N.C. Coastal Land Trust. She is associate director of development for the Institute of Government in Chapel Hill.