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Salvation on Sand Mountain

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Language  English
Pages  272 pp
Originally published  1995
Genre  Non-fiction
Country  United States of America
3.9/5 Goodreads

Cover artist  Jim Neel
Publication date  1995
ISBN  978-0-14-025458-7
Author  Dennis Covington
Publisher  Addison-Wesley
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Media type  Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Nominations  National Book Award for Nonfiction
Similar  Dennis Covington books, Other books

Salvation on Sand Mountain is a 1995 non-fiction book by Dennis Covington. The storyline follows the author as he goes from covering the trial of Glenn Summerford to experiencing a snake handling church in Appalachia. The book was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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Writing style

The book is written in first-person that begins in a neutral, journalistic style and becomes more emotional as the author is drawn to the people and practices of the church.

Reception

Salvation on Sand Mountain was a non-fiction finalist for the National Book Award. Publishers Weekly described the text as "a captivating glimpse of an exotic religious sect." Booklist described it as a "fascinating work [that] catches the essence of a place, southern Appalachia, its people, and the author's personal journey into his past."

References

Salvation on Sand Mountain Wikipedia


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