Salvation on Sand Mountain
|Cover artist||Jim Neel|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
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.
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.
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."
- Covington, Dennis (1995-01-01). Salvation on Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia. Addison-Wesley. ISBN 9780201622928.
- 1995 National Book Awards. http://www.nationalbook.org/nba1995.html
- Publishers Weekly Review. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/0140254587
- Booklist Review. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/0140254587