Serving Suggestion: Stocking Stuffer

Xmas Special

I finally made a decision: to save only 6 of the first edition copies of Slow Road Home. That means I have about 20 to offer to a good home. Once they’re gone, there won’t be any more. Heck, if you hold on to your first edition copy, someday this $15.95 copy will be worth…well, it’s more about the fact that this was the birth clothes for SRH, complete with the little freckles and warts that give our offspring their unique character and charm.

And for a limited time, for $20 I’ll send a signed copy of the book and the Blue Ridge Autumn set of notecards to you or a designated recipient. I’ll pay shipping and tax to boot! Whatta deal!

I’ll have more sets of Blue Ridge Back Roads coming in a week or so, so if you’ve already ordered that set and haven’t received your package from me yet, I apologize. The print shop is getting some new equipment late November that will do an even better job of rendering the images with good sharpness and color. So when I ran into the owner at the Barnes and Noble event a few weeks back, I told him to wait for the run until the new machine was in place. Soon and very soon!

Please note that this offer is only good for this combination of book and notecards, and I can’t make substitutions this time around.

I’ve put this image in the sidebar until New Years. It will send you to the info about ordering. Please print the page with the order form, just add “Xmas Special” and the number you want (limit 3 per customer, please.) I’ll get the parcel off to your designated address in 48 hours or less.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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