The rolling hills of the North Carolina Piedmont are home to most of the state’s largest cities. In the fast-growing areas around Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, skyscrapers and modern universities abound where cotton mills and farms once stood. The rich contrast between the old and the new provides a fertile ground for novelists to explore. Pamela Duncan and Doug Marlette have written novels looking at North Carolina’s textile mills; Kathy Reichs and Katy Munger have created sharp-witted, fast-talking characters based in the urban areas of the Piedmont; and many novelists have based their books in the university communities in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill.
Check out the “Novels by Region” category in the far right sidebar or click here to see all the books in the blog that are set in the Piedmont.