Mountain Map

The mountains in Western North Carolina provide some of the state’s most striking scenery and are the setting for many recent popular novels, including Charles Frazier’s epic Cold Mountain. The largest city in the western part of the state is Asheville, portrayed as “Altamont” in Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel. Outside of Asheville, the mountains are dotted with small communities steeped in Appalachian culture and traditions, relics of old-fashioned small-town life, examples of which you’ll find in Joan Medlicott’s Covington, Jan Karon’s Mitford, and Ann B. Ross’s Miss Julia novels.

Check out the “Novels by Region” category in the far right sidebar or click here to see all the books in the blog that are set in the Mountains.

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