Falling in love with Foxfire
The Foxfire books are anthologies of articles that were published in The Foxfire Magazine. They’re all about understanding and preserving the heritage of the settlers of the Southern Appalachians.
I browsed through a few of the books years ago but just rediscovered them when I was doing research for one of my novels. The sections on family and faith are amazing, and the how-to sections are addictive.
Even if you’ve never wondered how to set up a still, build a mountain dulcimer, or cure a baby of thrash, these books are a great glimpse into a culture that’s in danger of vanishing. Like the culture that preceded it.
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