Move Over Mountain by John Ehle (Novel)

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Move Over Mountain by John Ehle (Novel)

19.95

Carolina Classics Editions

50th Anniversary Edition

ISBN 978-0-9793049-8-9

9 x 6 paperback

Originally published 1957 by William Morrow & Company, New York, NY

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John Ehle's first book, published in 1957. Move Over, Mountain was considered the first novel written by a white author that portrayed African-Americans without stereotype. It received positive reviews from several major publications, but was shunned by segregated bookstores and libraries. There was only one US printing of Move Over, Mountain. The following year it was published by Hodder and Stoughton of London, England.

 

About the Author

John Ehle (Ee-lee) is the author of seventeen books—eleven fiction and six nonfiction—including Trail of Tears: The Rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation. His novel, The Land Breakers, first published in 1964 by Harper & Row, was the first in a seven-book series that begins with the settling of the Appalachian Mountains in western North Carolina in 1779.

Mr. Ehle is a member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, and has received the North Carolina Award for Literature, the Thomas Wolfe Prize, and the Lillian Smith Award for Southern Fiction. He is also a five-time winner of the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction. He has been recipient of the Mayflower Award for Nonfiction, the Governor's Award for Meritorious Service, and the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities. Mr. Ehle holds honorary doctorates from UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Asheville, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and Berea College.