Sitting Up with the Dead: A Storied Journey Through the American South

Author(s): Pamela Petro

Travel - Narratives

Travelling back and forth, from the Carolinas to Louisiana, from the Appalachians to Atlantic islands, and sitting before bewitching storytellers, Pamela Petro gathers up a fistful of history, and sieves out of it the shiny truths that these stories have been polishing over the years.


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'Enthusiastic and indiscreet, funny and learned, Petro is about as good a travel companion as you could get' Spectator 'Petro is the sort of writer you really look forward to meeting. Entertaining and informative, she writes with such disarming frankness that you feel you know every intimate quirk about her.' The Big Issue

Pamela Petro has been educated at Brown, Paris and Harvard Universities, and at the University of Wales, Lampeter. She has since taught Welsh and travel writing in the USA. She regularly contributes to the New York Times Travel Section and to Planet, and has compiled a guide to New England.

General Fields

  • : 9780006552086
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Flamingo
  • : May 2002
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Pamela Petro
  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 917.50444
  • : 448
  • : maps