Salvation on Sand Mountain

Salvation on Sand Mountain : Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia

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The people of Southern Appalachia are hill people of Scottish-Irish descent--religious mystics who cast out demons, drink strychnine, and handle rattlesnakes. When the author, himself Scottish-Irish, uncovers records of snake-handling Covingtons, he decides to take up serpents himself. The result is Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers and Garrison Keillor all rolled into one quirky, unforgettable read.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 139.7 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0201622920
  • 9780201622928

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