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Sitting Up with the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American South

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Stories provide the connective tissue of the South. The intrepid Pamela Petro drives from the Carolinas to the Appalachians to the Atlantic seaboard, from Virginias valleys to Louisiana's swamps to meet the mesmerizing guardians of its history: the storytellers, who often double as local, or national, treasures. A gifted listener, Petro records how stories originate as wel ...more
Hardcover, 414 pages
Published May 17th 2002 by Arcade Publishing (first published May 2002)
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Vickie
Jun 24, 2009 Vickie rated it really liked it
This book was not at all what I thought it would be - a road trip story in the south. It was about one woman's journey to learn more about the art and history of story-telling, which is most strong in the south. There were tonnes of references to the Civil War and a lot about the history of the south and slavery.

At times I found the protagonist a little indulgent - this was like a prolonged thesis, but nonetheless it was also full of interesting stories and you can do your own research into some
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