Whittier resident and author Patricia Graham will read from her book, Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.
The book includes several short stories based on the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains. The book offers hillbilly sayings and proverbs that go hand-in-hand with mountain medicine. Part two includes “The Return to Green Cove,” a short but dramatic story written by one of the original descendants of the Crowe family, Ms. Verna Humphrey. A discussion and signing will follow the reading.