Sitting up With the Dead

Sitting up With the Dead

A Storied Journey Through the American South

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Including Jack the trickster, boo-bags and plat-eyes, ghosts, and singing turtles, an enchanting and entertaining collection of tales, culminated from the author's journey to the South and filled with the rich history and culture of each location, from some of the most colorful and creative storytellers in the world celebrates the South's oral tradition. 20,000 first printing.

Book News
At one and the same time a collection of stories and a travelogue. The author made four journeys through the American South collecting spoken stories from people she encountered in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Some of the storytellers she met are widely known, while others are merely local celebrities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by AOL Time Warner Book Group, 2002
Edition: 1st North American ed
ISBN: 9781559706124
Characteristics: xviii, 414 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 22 cm


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