Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian's Eastern Streams (Hardback)
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Little Rivers and Waterway Tales: A Carolinian's Eastern Streams (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/09/2015
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Bland Simpson regales us with new tales of the region's "water-loving land", revealing how its creeks, streams, and rivers shape the region's geography as well as its culture. Drawing on their deep family ties and coastal travels, he and wife and collaborator Ann Cary Simpson tell the stories of those who have lived and worked in this country, chronicling both a distinct environment and way of life. Whether rhapsodizing about learning to sail on the Pasquotank River or eating oysters on Ocracoke, he introduces readers to the people and communities along the watery web of myriad "little rivers" that define North Carolina's sound country as it meets the Atlantic.

With nearly sixty of Ann Simpson's photographs, Little Rivers joins the Simpsons' two previous works, Into the Sound Country and The Inner Islands, in offering a rich narrative and visual documentation of eastern North Carolina's particular beauty. Urging readers to take note of the poetry in "every rivulet and rill, every creek, crick, branch, run, stream, prong, fork, river, pocosin, swamp, basin, estuary, cove, bay, and sound", the Simpsons show how the coastal plain's river systems are in many ways the region's heart and soul.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781469624938
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 825 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Simpson has given us a travelogue, a memoir, a history lesson and a call to conservation that will leave you wanting to see what he has seen, taste the same fresh catch, meet the people and live a life that lets you idle your days away on water--News and Observer


Little Rivers and Waterway Tales will find a place on a lot of Tar Heel coffee tables this Christmas. It's a lovely volume, not to be missed.--Wilmington Star-News


Combines Bland's lyrical and fact-filled narrative with Ann's stunning photography to show us the underappreciated beauty and rich heritage of our state's waterways.--The Charlotte Observer

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