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The Life and Times of Ray Hicks: Keeper of the Jack Tales
by Lynn Salsi
Renowned storyteller Ray Hicks was a certified national treasure. He received many prestigious honors in his lifetime, including the National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Best known for his traditional storytelling and also for saving the original Beech Mountain Jack tales brought to the Appalachian Mountains by his ancestors as early ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published October 10th 2008 by Univ Tennessee Press
(first published July 15th 2008)
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Really great biography. Unconventional as it tells the story as if it were an auto-biography. Salsi could do this as she was close friends with Ray Hicks and spent many hours interviewing him. It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize that it should have won.