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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Catch the Spirit of Appalachia (July 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982761198
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982761199
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #719,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Author

From the heart of the famous Foxfire Books country and the heart of a Foxfire veteran, a journey filled with emotion that brings laughter and moistens eyes.

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It's Not My Mountain Anymore

By Barbara Taylor Woodall

Published by  Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc.
Western North Carolina

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It's Not My Mountain Anymore is my story of growing up in a seventh generation Appalachian family. It invites you into an intimate tale of a bygone era of sweet simplicity, the closeness of family, our ties to the land and the ways of a people who knew how to make life work under any condition.


My Appalachian people are from a hard working stock of Scots Irish who lived in harmony with the gifts of nature. Our heritage was woven from respect for the fact that these mountains had the power to give or take life and that if you lived in balance with these hills, their bounty always proved to be plentiful. Mountain folks were provided for and had all we needed to thrive from using the skills passed down from generation to generation.

The second part of this book was written to alert readers that this quickly vanishing culture of Appalachia is being robbed from the People of the Other Side, the Appalachee Indians words to describe those of us who call Appalachia home.

I wrote It's Not My Mountain Anymore to share a disappearing Appalachian lifestyle that I once knew and loved as a child growing up in Rabun County in the mountains of North Georgia. The rich farm land that had fed generations of my family has become a land developer's dream. 

Mountain land is a money- generating giant. Many old homesteads have vanished, and with their disappearance, our culture is ripped away with it. Strange tracks from heavy earth moving equipment tear out the heart of our mountains to make way for progress. Whitetail deer trails disappear. Sweet water springs vanish. Eagles are evicted from high places. Scenes of untamed beauty are replaced with towering, elegantly-designed houses dotting ridges like spots on a leopard.

Giant ranges I once called my own to roam and explore began to shrink as new owners established boundaries with No Trespassing signs and security gates. Our homeland became a playground for the rich, whose garage is worth more than our homes.

Dad once said, "Th' time will come when you'll have t' lock your barn at night." That time has come.

My hope for future generations is that they determine that the mountains' destiny is in their hands.

Mountain hospitality needs no formal invitation. Pull up a chair and light the lamp, learn all you can about disappearing Appalachia. When a culture is gone, it's gone.




"Acquaint yourself with this crusader."...Catch the Spirit of Appalachia

" Barbara is a down-to-earth seventh generation Appalachian, who tells it like it is. It takes strength to put into words what she and others close to her believe about what is happening to their homeland in The Appalachian Mountains.

It's Not My Mountain Anymore touches in almost equal measure to all stages of Barbara's life-it's balanced and satisfying. Her absolute authentic voice merges with moving stories that will moisten eyes and bring laughter as she offers first-hand accounts of profound experiences and mountain living.

As a speaker, Barbara's deep sense of humor transcends the underlying drama of her message. She speaks with the sincerity of one who totally believes in her appeal to the audience to take note of the drastic changes being brought to her homeland. Acquaint yourself with the personality of this crusader."...Catch the Spirit of Appalachia

"Barbara is a great spokesperson. Sign her up!"...CBS This Morning



Heritage is as precious as life itself. Without it, none of us would be here. My family and friends are honored to share mountain reality with you.

Barbara is the first of many Foxfire students to offer published early accounts of life-changing experiences that touched many straying teenage minds.

www.foxfire.org

"In the history of Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc.-we have not had an author sell so many books so quickly! This testifies to the fact that word of mouth has spread about this well-written book which tells it like it is!" ...Amy Ammons Garza, Publisher

Order on line: www.amazon.com/Its-Not-My-Mountain-Anymore/dp/0982761198

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So much humor and wisdom packed in the pages.
RF Conrad
If you like a truthful yet endearing perspective about appalachian people, this is a must have for your collection.
T. Bradshaw
Hearing Barbara talk about her book, and read excerpts, will take you back to simpler times.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Gwen Mansini on October 2, 2011
Format: Paperback
I read lots of books. Some will stay with me forever, leaving a mark on my heart from stirred memories of back in the day when life was lived through diligence and solid work ethics and shared community. I will remember this book and have been changed by reading it, as I remembered the legacy of my ancestors who were mountain people. This book was written from the heart and in turn touched mine with its simplicity and boldness. Some books are the real deal ... this is one of them.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Laurie Brunson Altieri on January 1, 2012
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This book is an overcomer on many levels. When Barbara Taylor Woodall took "It's Not My Mountain Anymore" out of the hands of Random House and pioneered with non-profit Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, she blazed a trail that has transcended economic, social, cultural and geographic obstacles and supports a revolution in the arena of book publishing--showing that books of relevance CAN be viable outside of the grip of major publishing houses. Bravo!!!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By melwebb on December 30, 2011
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this book is awesome i really enjoyed reading it. It tells you the truth how life was back then and how it has changed so much. Very great book in my opion I think that all ages would enjoy reading this book. I read the paperback version and now that it is available on Kindle is just awesome I will defintley order and read it on kindle.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By LAWonder on September 12, 2012
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This is a fun, humorous book about a family raised in the back woods of Georgia then in the Carolina Mountains. It is a Memoir and at times gets a little tedious but is still well-worth reading. The author shares personal childhood experiences in addition to including a brief history of her kindred.
We also witness growth in the mountains as with he own growth and maturity.
The ever changing world tries to accompany change in society. Many feel we have lost so much valuable lessons of time that we need to recapture a portion of it.
I would recommend this for discussion groups, plus, just pleasant reading.
There are some 'rough' slang words but basically clean enough reading.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lucy Ditty on January 7, 2012
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I have known of Foxfire for many, many years and have some of the books, which date back several years. I have also read other books about the Appalachians, including "Christy," set in the Smoky Mountain area. I have always been delighted to read about the people and the culture of that area and have had admiration for their strong family bonds and their self-reliance. As noted in this book, if one can't grow it, make it, or find it, one doesn't have it. (Which reminds me of my own grandmother, who taught me "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!")

I am glad I had the opportunity to read this book to get a more modern take on the area and the ongoing changes. It is, I suppose, inevitable that change (or "progress") must arrive to any area, any group of people, and as the author notes, some change can be positive.

The author's "voice" is delightful. Her mother had a strong sense of humor and clearly her daughter inherited a love of laughter and an ability to inspire it.

Despite the sections dealing with negative emotions left by land development, economic changes, and other issues, one is not left feeling "down" after finishing the book. The author's sense of hope and faith is strong and keeps the book from becoming a memorial of "the way things once were" but rather an expression of how much was and is worthwhile and is worth preserving or restoring.

I am not a religious person at all. The author clearly has a strong faith and it is expressed in the book, but it is not preachy or proselytizing in the least. Her quiet yet strong belief is somehow reassuring and comforting.

I obtained this book for free for the Kindle and will be strongly considering purchasing an actual copy for my library.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Bradshaw on January 22, 2012
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Someone recommended this book to me and I am glad they did. Excellent read. If you like a truthful yet endearing perspective about appalachian people, this is a must have for your collection. If you are a fan of Foxfire- you will be enlightened by this inside look into what went on behind the scenes, and how foxfire isnt just about books on folklore and people. Its also about love, neighbors and community, much like the place it is based in. I was exceptionally pleased to see that this book did an excellent job of presenting the people of the area in true persepctive and negated the long told rumors that the people are like the hillbillies of the movie that was filmed there 40 years ago. So if you are looking for a fictional book about how the people are like the characters in Deliverance, this isnt your book. Great job Barbara.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ionia Martin TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 11, 2012
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A very enjoyable book is what you get when you take the time to read "It's Not My Mountain Anymore." When I began reading this book I was very skeptical of whether or not I would enjoy it. I must point out that the kindle cover is a pretty picture but leaves a lot to be desired in the realm of what the book could possibly be about. After reading the book, I see this cover as a symbol of what this book was really about, a simpler time when nature played a bigger role in people's lives than cell phones and email did.

For me, the most important part of this book was the ability of the author to tell a compelling story while she was also creating an entertaining experience for her readers. There were a few slow spots in this book, but the writing was well thought out and I was able to enjoy the book without ever thinking of giving up before the end. This is an emotional book filled with the remembrance of days gone by and some really wonderful descriptive language. I liked it.
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