This book is simply the first bestselling fiction work set in Appalachia. John Fox, Jr. (1862-1919) grew up in the Kentucky Bluegrass, but when his older brother got in the coal business, he followed him into the mountains, first to Jellico, Tennessee, and then to Big Stone Gap, Virginia. He was so successful as an author that Theodore Roosevelt invited him to the White House. This novel takes place during the Civil War era,
New York: Charles Scribner, 1903. 404 pages. Hardback.