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    DescriptionFor New York Times reporter Dennis Covington, what began as a journalistic assignment--covering the trial of an Alabama pastor convicted of attempting to murder his wife with poisonous snakes--would evolve into a headlong plunge into a bizarre, mysterious, and ultimately irresistible world of unshakable faith: the world of holiness snake handling. Set in the heart of Appalachia, Salvation on Sand Mountain is Covington's unsurpassed and chillingly captivating exploration of the nature, power, and extremity of faith--an exploration that gradually turns inward, until Covington finds himself taking up the snakes.

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    Salvation on Sand Mountain
    Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dennis Covington, Introduction by Dennis Covington
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780306818363
    ISBN 10: 0306818361

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.1
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: REL055000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036120
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST
    BIC subject category V2: HRCZ
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBFN
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Ingram Theme: CULT/APPALC
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 289.9
    B&T Approval Code: A33204200
    BISAC V2.8: REL094000
    B&T Approval Code: A33205600
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO018000, REL077000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBFN
    LC classification: BX7990.H6 C68 2009
    Thema V1.0: QRM, WQH, QRMB8
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-SEN
    Edition statement
    15th anniversary ed
    Illustrations note
    8 pages of photos
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Da Capo Press Inc
    Publication date
    07 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Dennis Covington is the award-winning author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Lizard and Lasso the Moon. He teaches creative writing at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
    Review quote
    Option, 8/15/11 "Heartfelt yet sensational...Covington's memoir is genuinely life-changing."