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  • Mark kept wondering if they’d run into another camp or village—rumor had it that there were settlements throughout the Appalachians.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • WE DRIVE SOUTH UNTIL, NESTLED IN THE foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Athens comes into view: a small city sprouting through the trees.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Ma was born in 1947 in a small town called Erwin, Tennessee, which sits nestled in the Appalachians not far from the North Carolina border and is surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Where he came from was never documented, but the general feeling was that he might have hailed from the Appalachian Mountains.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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  • In the southeastern corner of Kentucky, in the stretch of the Appalachian Mountains known as the Cumberland Plateau, lies a small town called Harlan.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • He should reach the Appalachian Mountains by midday.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • This inland sea was a thousand miles wide, extending all the way from the newly upthrust Rocky Mountains to the sharp, craggy peaks of the Appalachians.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • And he’d added a little yeast, and then waited while nature did the rest: an old folk skill that he’d brought with him all the way from the Appalachians.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The Appalachian Mountains rose beneath us, not as high and not nearly as pointy as the Rockies.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • My mother and father were born in the most beautiful place on earth, in the foothills of the Appalachians along the Alabama-Georgia line.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’

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  • Jack Cardinal had once told his daughter that it was believed that there were actually two sets of Appalachian mountains.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Who could go to bed in those little houses on a hot day in July? I kept glancing at the blank, stony, pinched faces of the men and women staring at me from steps and doorways, and at the children, all white-headed just like you see them in the Appalachians.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • They rode the thermals of air which come up from the fertile valleys and rise at these Appalachian Mountains.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • The southern side, in Kentucky, was settled primarily by Scots-Irish, who came overland through the Appalachians.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • On Catoctin Mountain, a ridge of the Appalachians that runs north to south through the western part of the state, the trees were brightening into soft yellows and golds.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Finally, we entered hill country, climbing higher and deeper into the Appalachian Mountains, stopping from time to time to let the Oldsmobile catch its breath on the steep, twisting roads.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • That a new America was steadily taking form beyond the Appalachians was one of the clearest signs of the times.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • There was a time when I thought that I was all green coast and fertile marsh, that my interior lands were bounded by the Appalachian mountains, the skyline of Savannah, the citrus country of central Florida, and the eroded beaches on barrier islands threatened by the moon-swollen tides of the Atlantic.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I broke in my boots fast by speeding back to the magnetic Appalachians.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • How they’d just lost three friends who’d survived the trek of horror they’d made—from the devastation that was New York City to the Appalachian Mountains.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The Appalachians might pale in size if leveled against the upstart Rockies, but to the Cardinal children they seemed abundantly tall enough.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • And rising high behind all of this were the Appalachians, making this good-sized farm property seem but a child’s model by comparison.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • "Never in all my life," she wailed to the Appalachians.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The sky was curiously darker in some places than in others, and then Lou realized these ebony patches were the Appalachians.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Something that was finally becoming a little more commonplace after the year of death and terror that had chased them to this place high up in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • The Appalachians had prevented early expansion westward, Jack had taught his ever-curious Lou, and kept the American colonies unified long enough to win their independence from an English monarch.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • They had come to Virginia in the eighteenth century and then moved west into the Appalachians in search of land.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Here in these Appalachian Mountains more varieties of plants, trees and wildflowers grew than in all of Europe.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • They didn’t join the fight for big bucks; they preferred to stay home in the motherly Appalachians with the real-life bucks and their does.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • It’s the same way many rural people in the Appalachians speak today.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Linguist Crawford Feagin made a detailed study of accent change— and the disappearance of "r"-less speech—in her hometown, Anniston, Alabama, a small city in the foothills of the Appalachians.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • The first critical fact about Harlan is that at the same time that the Howards and the Turners were killing one another, there were almost identical clashes in other small towns up and down the Appalachians.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Then the world had shaken itself again, Lou’s father had explained to her, and the rock had risen high once more, though not nearly so high as before, and formed the current Appalachians, which stood like menacing hands between parts of Virginia and West Virginia, and extended from Canada all the way down to Alabama.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • The Americans insisted that Britain cede all territory between the Appalachian Mountains on the east and the Mississippi on the west, and to this the British agreed, thus at a stroke doubling the size of the new nation.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Approximately half the territory of the United States in 1789 was still occupied by American Indians, most of whom lived west of the Appalachians, and though no one knew how many there were, they probably numbered 100,000.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • With the political stars in perfect alignment, Johnson County, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and one of the most scenic places in the whole country, was rewarded with its very own 2,000-bed medium-security concrete prison.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Typhon smashed his chariot, and the wine god went down somewhere in the Appalachians.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • The Appalachian Mountains rose beneath us, not as high and not nearly as pointy as the Rockies.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Here in the forest I said good-bye to my sheltering old friends, the Appalachian Mountains.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • Was he a native of the Appalachians?"Me?
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
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