Forthcoming: The End of the Mountains
Posted by on March 16, 2015

We have been searching for our second book title for awhile, and we’re elated to share that it’s coming soon! We’re proud to announce our first nonfiction book, The End of the Mountains by Casey Clabough.

In this riveting narrative, Clabough, an award-winning southern writer, professor, and farmer, traces the hardscrabble life of ancestor Columbus Clabough: the last of his family to live by the old Smoky Mountain ways—ways unsuited to a modern world.

In the wake of run-ins with bootleggers and Overhill Cherokee, Columbus departs to serve his country in World War I, only to return and find the mountains and himself afflicted by ravages not unlike those witnessed overseas.

Projecting a vanished world of red wolves, chestnuts, and human way of life, Clabough offers a unique and powerful narrative that captures Little Curlew’s dedication to “fearless works with a strong ecological undercurrent.”

As Robert Morgan has written of Clabough’s work, it “draws us deep into an intimacy with our geography and culture, with all the triumphs, failures, and contradictions we are heir to.”

Casey Clabough is the author or editor of 13 books, including the Appalachian travel memoir The Warrior’s Path: Reflections Along an Ancient Route and six scholarly books on southern and Appalachian writers. He serves as editor of the literature section of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities’ Encyclopedia Virginia, general editor of the literary journal James Dickey Review, and series editor of the multi-volume “Best Creative Nonfiction of the South.” His work has appeared in over one hundred anthologies and magazines, including Creative Nonfiction, the Sewanee Review, and ISLE. Clabough’s awards include the Bangladesh International Literary Award, an Artists Grant from the Brazilian Government, and several U.S.-based fellowships. He lives on a farm in Appomattox, Virginia.

We’re looking forward to sharing more about Casey and The End of the Mountains with you in the coming months so stay tuned. For updates, follow along on Facebook or Twitter.

-Post by Roger

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