What The Road Passes By
When was the last time you read about someone who walked more than 1,600 miles across North Carolina? This photographic collection of people and places in North Carolina is an engaging blend of humor, skill and beauty. Author, backpacker and photographer Marty P. Harris’ artistic visual eye presents a variety of pictures, such as a couple in a haunted house, people who call Green Swamp home, a dowser, moonshiners, a peanut boiler, car collector, watercolorist and a woman hoeing taters, along with images of little known places such as Crusoe Island and Bandana, and photos of specific items such as an old gas pump, a cobweb and seagulls.
Also captured are insightful oral views of some of his subjects. Harris actually made his backpacking trip from 1987-1991. (Older readers may recall that Carolina Country magazine published some of his photos from the trip in May 1998.) After some uphill challenges, Harris got his book published. The original layout is by Addison Book Publishing Company. Softcover, $26.82, 134 pages, 116 color photos.
In addition to Amazon, the book can be purchased in select bookstores including GG’s in Statesville, Diana’s Bookstore in Elkin, The Dancing Moon in Boone, Main Street Books in Davidson and Pages Books & Coffee Shop in Mount Airy.