What do Dolly Parton and legendary hiker Margaret Stevenson have in common? Tenacity, perseverance and an ironwood-like toughness in the face of adversity. Other than that, these two women (and 17 others featured in the book) share or shared a deep love for the Great Smoky Mountains.

In Women of the Smokies, learn all about the brave women of the mountains, including Karen Wade, Gracie McNichol, Wilma Dykeman, Hattie O. McGiffin, Mary E. Caldwell and others. 294 pages.