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Hurrah! Hurrah! The good old North State!
We tell you monthly of new books placed in
the Library; however for July, when lowlanders
think of "goin’ to the mountains” let us review
our books on North Carolina.
Published by the University of North Carolina
Press and written by Muriel Earley Sheppard,
CABINS IN THE LAUREL portrays intimate
glimpses of life in the River Valley. Unusual
stories related from the Civil War, the county
fair, court week, mountain holidays—some true—
some fantastic—but well worth reading.
Latest of valuable books on the Tar Heel State
is NORTH CAROLINA IN THE SHORT
STORY. Printed at Chapel Hill, the book con
tains fifteen stories written about North Caro
lina by noted noveliists, such as O. Henry, Wilbur
Daniel Steele, Thomas Wolfe, and Marjorie Kin-
nan Rawlings. North Carolina has provided set
ting and inspiration for some of the most signifi
cant achievements in the American short story.
This volume is truly a masterpiece.
Some other North Carolina books found in the
Library are: THE GREAT SMOKIES AND THE
BLUE RIDGE, Roderick Peattie; OUR SOUTH
ERN HIGHLANDERS, Horace Kephart; THE
CAROLINA MOUNTAINS, Margaret W. Mor-
ley; THE STORY OF HENDERSON COUNTY,
Sadie S. Patton; TAR HEELS, Jonathan Daniels
and ASHEVILLE, IN THE LAND OF THE
SKY, Martha Norburn Mead.
Perhaps North Carolina’s best known author is
Asheville’s Thomas Wolfe. All of his works (pub
lished in book form) are in the Library.
With Brevard in the limelight in the musical
world you are no doubt interested in learning
more about compositions, composers, and artists.
The Library has many interesting and authorita
tive books on music. A world of knowledge is
stored within; some of the titles are: THE ROAD
TO MUSIC, Nicolas Slonimsky; THE MUSIC
LOVER’S HANDBOOK, Elie Seigmeister; MU
SIC IN WESTERN CIVILIZATION, Paul Henry
Lang; THE STANDARD CONCERT GUIDE
and THE STANDARD OPERA GUIDE by
George P. Upton and Felix Borowski; THE BI
OGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF MUSI
CIANS, Rupert Hughes; WHAT TO LISTEN
FOR IN MUSIC, Aaron Copland and HYMNS
IN THE LIVES OF MEN by Robert G. Mc-
At the risk of being run out of town for digging such a picture
out of the files, we thought this snow scene of last winter might
bring you some imaginary relief from the high nineties temper
atures we’ve experienced during most of this month. Remember
back in the winter months when we were moaning about fuel oil
shortages, anti-freeze, etc.?