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FOXFIRE VOLUME 10-12 SET

Author: Foxfire Fund

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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise best-seller 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 set includes:

  • Foxfire 10
  • Foxfire 11
  • Foxfire 12

From Foxfire 10

Chock full of the wit and wisdom that has become the Foxfire trademark, this tenth volume in the acclaimed series is on the oral history of Appalachian lives and traditions, homespun crafts, and folk arts, including gourd carving and chair making.

From Foxfire 11

This eleventh volume celebrates the rituals and recipes of the Appalachian homeplace, including a one-hundred-page section on herbal remedies and segments about planting and growing a garden, preserving and pickling, smoking, and salting, honey making, beekeeping, and fishing, as well as hundreds of the kind of spirited firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style. Much more than “how-to” books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of the simple life.

From Foxfire 12

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.

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