John Ehle

(December 13, 1925 – March 24, 2018)

Read Mr. Ehle's obituary from The New York Times

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John Ehle (Ee-lee) was 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.

The titles of Ehle's seven "mountain books" in chronological order: The Land Breakers (now with New York Review of Books Classics); The Journey of August King (out of print); Time of Drums (reprinted by Press 53); The Road (reprinted by University of Tennessee Press); The Winter People (reprinted by Press 53); Lion on the Hearth (reprinted by Press 53); and Last One Home (reprinted by Press 53).

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The Journey of August King by John Ehle (Novel)
19.95

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Book two of the seven “mountain books”

ISBN 978-1-941209-83-7

9 x 6 paperback, 218 pages

Originally published 1971 by Harper & Row, New York, NY

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Time of Drums by John Ehle (Novel)
19.95

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Book three of the seven "mountain books"

ISBN 978-1-941209-06-6

9 x 6 paperback, 338 pages

Originally published 1970 by Harper & Row, New York, NY

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The Winter People by John Ehle (Novel)
19.95

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Book five of the seven "mountain books"

ISBN 978-1-941209-69-1

9 x 6 paperback, 272 pages

Originally published 1981 by Harper & Row, New York, NY

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Lion on the Hearth by John Ehle (Novel)
19.95

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Book six of the seven "mountain books"

ISBN 978-1-941209-30-1

9 x 6 paperback, 406 pages

Originally published 1961 by Harper & Row, New York, NY

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Last One Home by John Ehle (Novel)
19.95

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Book seven of the seven "mountain books"

ISBN 978-0-9824416-8-8   

9 x 6 paperback, 345 pages

Originally published 1984 by Harper & Row, New York, NY

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Move Over Mountain by John Ehle (Novel)
19.95

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Ehle's first novel

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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The Free Men by John Ehle (Nonfiction)
19.95

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ISBN 978-0-9793049-1-0

9 x 6 paperback, 376 pages

Originally published 1965 by Harper & Row, New York, NY

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