The Foxfire Book Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

The Foxfire Book


  • Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 1972-02-17
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385073530

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The Foxfire Book Excerpt :

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. This classic debut volume of the acclaimed series covers a diverse array of crafts and practical skills, including log cabin building, hog dressing, basketmaking, cooking, fencemaking, crop planting, hunting, and moonshining, as well as a look at the history of local traditions like snake lore and faith healing.

Foxfire 12 Book
Score: 1
From 1 Ratings

Foxfire 12


  • Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2008-12-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307485069

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Foxfire 12 Excerpt :

For more than thirty years, Foxfire books have brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative-self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and preserving the stories and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In this twelfth volume of the series, you'll find reminiscences about learning to square dance and tales about traditional craftsmen who created useful items in the old-time ways that have since disappeared in most of the country. Here are lessons on how to make rose beads and wooden coffins, and on how to find turtles in your local pond. We hear the voices of descendants of the Cherokees who lived in the region, and we learn about what summer camp was like for generations of youngsters. We meet a rich assortment of Appalachian characters and listen to veterans recount their war experiences. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, Foxfire 12 is a rich trove of information and stories from a fascinating American culture.

Foxfire Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Foxfire


  • Author : Joyce Carol Oates
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1994-08-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593182741

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Foxfire Excerpt :

New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing novel yet—an always engrossing, often shocking evocation of female rage, gallantry, and grit. The time is the 1950s. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls join a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them. Here is the secret history of a sisterhood of blood, a haven from a world of male oppressors, marked by a liberating fury that burns too hot to last. Above all, it is the story of Legs Sadovsky, with her lean, on-the-edge, icy beauty, whose nerve, muscle, hate, and hurt make her the spark of Foxfire: its guiding spirit, its burning core. At once brutal and lyrical, this is a careening joyride of a novel—charged with outlaw energy and lit by intense emotion. Amid scenes of violence and vengeance lies this novel’s greatest power: the exquisite, astonishing rendering of the bonds that link the Foxfire girls together. Foxfire reaffirms Joyce Carol Oates’s place at the very summit of American writing.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys   Games Book

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys Games


  • Author : Linda Garland Page
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: Games
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 080784425X

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The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Toys Games Excerpt :

Provides instructions for playing indoor and outdoor games and making dolls, homemade board games, and other toys

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery Book
Score: 5
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The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery


  • Author : Linda Garland Page
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 1992-09-01
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 0807843954

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The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery Excerpt :

Recipes for soups, salads, fish, poultry, pork, beef, sauces, vegetables, breads, and desserts are accompanied by descriptions of old-time cooking techniques

Foxfire Story Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

Foxfire Story


  • Author : Foxfire Fund Inc
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2020-04-28
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525436324

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Foxfire Story Excerpt :

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story, folklorist (and Foxfire director) T.J. Smith collects some of his favorite stories from the archives to illuminate the oral traditions that have been part of the culture of the mountains for centuries. Here are instances of mountain speech, proverbs and sayings, legends, folktales, anecdotes, songs, and pranks and jests, along with ghost tales and accounts of folk belief, as well as stories from half a dozen of the region’s finest storytellers. Through these examples, Smith examines the role storytelling plays in the Southern Appalachian community, identifying the rich traditions that can be found in the region and exploring how they convey a sense of place—and of identity.

Aunt Arie Book

Aunt Arie


  • Author : Linda Garland Page
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2000-11-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807866566

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Aunt Arie Excerpt :

Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book Book

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book


  • Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-08-30
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307744876

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The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book Excerpt :

For almost half a century, Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book continues the beloved tradition of celebrating a simpler life, this time with a focus on Appalachian music, folk legends, and a history full of outsized personalities. We hear the encouraging life stories of banjo players, gospel singers, and bluegrass musicians who reminisce about their first time playing at the Grand Ole Opry; we shiver at the spine-tingling collection of tall tales, from ghosts born of long-ago crimes to rumors of giant catfish that lurk at the bottom of lakes and quarries; we recollect the Farm Family Program that sustained and educated Appalachian families for almost fifty years, through the Depression and beyond; and we learn the time-honored skills of those who came before, from building a sled to planting azaleas and braiding a leather bull-whip. Full of spirited narrative accounts and enduring knowledge, The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book is a piece of living history from a fascinating American culture.

Travels with Foxfire Book

Travels with Foxfire


  • Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525436294

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Travels with Foxfire Excerpt :

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for hundreds of thousands of readers. In Travels with Foxfire, native son Phil Hudgins and Foxfire student Jessica Phillips travel from Georgia to the Carolinas, Tennessee to Kentucky, collecting the stories of the men and women who call the region home. Across more than thirty essays, we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks—even the world’s foremost “priviologist”—all with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftsmen, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living Book

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living


  • Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Pages : 594
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804173100

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The Foxfire Book of Simple Living Excerpt :

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions. Today, Foxfire's mission remains the same, and The Foxfire Book of Simple Living is both a rich look back at five decades of collected wisdom, as well as an intriguing look forward at the artists and craftsman who are working to preserve the Appalachian tradition for future generations. We hear from doll and soap makers who continue to use and adapt the time-tested methods outlined in The Foxfire Book, not to mention hunters, blacksmiths, musicians, and carpenters whose respect for those who preceded them enhances their own art. We see how the mountain community has responded to the films, books, and plays that have tried (and sometimes failed) to represent them. And, above all, by listening to the voices of those who came before, we celebrate the people who have preserved the stories, crafts, and customs that define life in the Appalachian mountain region.

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery Book

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery


  • Author : T. J. Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 146965461X

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The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery Excerpt :

"The book, which became a tremendous resource for novices and experts alike with interests in the region's culinary culture, has now been reorganized and revised with today's heightened interest in cultural-specific cooking and food-lovers culture in mind. This edition includes new documentation, photographs, and recipes drawn from Foxfire's extensive archive of Southern Appalachian traditions while maintaining the sharp reminiscences and humor of the amazing people who were interviewed for the original volume all those years ago"--

The Foxfire Book  Foxfire 2  Foxfire 3 Book

The Foxfire Book Foxfire 2 Foxfire 3


  • Author : Eliot Wigginton
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 1975-10-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1312
  • ISBN 10 : 038511253X

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The Foxfire Book Foxfire 2 Foxfire 3 Excerpt :

Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

Mountain Folk Remedies Book

Mountain Folk Remedies


  • Author : Foxfire Fund, Inc.
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2011-09-06
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307948281

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Mountain Folk Remedies Excerpt :

Beginning with an illustrated guide to the herbs and roots used in traditional Appalachian healing, “Mountain Folk Remedies” is a fascinating collection of historic remedies ranging from the practical (burdock tea will help aching feet) to the magical (carrying a buckeye in your pocket will help lessen arthritis). Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. In July 2016, Vintage Shorts celebrates Foxfire's 50th Anniversary.

A Foxfire Christmas Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

A Foxfire Christmas


  • Author : Eliot Wigginton
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 156
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807899045

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A Foxfire Christmas Excerpt :

New in paperback This captivating book of recollections celebrates the holiday traditions of Appalachian families as passed from one generation to the next. Based on Foxfire students' interviews with neighbors and family members, the memories shared here are from a simpler time, when gifts were fewer but perhaps more precious, and holiday tables were laden with traditional favorites. More than just reminiscences, however, A Foxfire Christmas includes instructions for recreating many of the ornaments, toys, and recipes that make up so many family traditions, from Chicken and Dumplings to Black Walnut Cake, and from candy pulls to corn husk dolls and hand-whittled toy cars.

Foxfire Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Foxfire


  • Author : Anya Seton
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 1950-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547941905

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Foxfire Excerpt :

Anya Seton’s Foxfire makes the desert Southwest of the Great Depression come alive in all its rich strangeness and passion-filled glory. Amanda Lawrence, a charming, sheltered New York socialite, falls in love with Jonathan Dartland, a part-Apache mining engineer who belongs to the vastness of the Arizona desert. Amanda responds to his strength and self-reliance, but has nothing and nobody to guide her when she follows him to the grim town of Lodestone. “Not many authors succeed so well as Mrs. Seton in combining adventure and romance in a modern setting. Above all it is the driving and relentless pursuit of a treasure which keeps the people and the episodes at pitch throughout.” — Library Journal