Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Chasing the Powhatan Arrow by Michael Abraham
Michael Abraham’s latest nonfiction book, Chasing the Powhatan Arrow, takes you on a journey following the rails of the Powhatan Arrow. From Virginia, to West Virginia, to Ohio, Abraham stops at several locations along the line to talk with people about their area and what they remember from the passenger service line.
From Norfolk to Cincinnati, Abraham brings to life the stories of the railroad. How Claytor Lake was named, the story of Mary Ingles Draper, among others, Abraham takes you inside the lives of the people who lived along this route. Interspersed with the history of the Norfolk Southern line, the economic and geographic changes, and the personal histories of places along the line, Chasing the Powhatan Arrow immerses you in a time gone by.
As with Abraham’s other nonfiction books, the stories will draw you in, placing you in the midst of the towns, the locations, the people’s lives as they tell their stories. Climb aboard and start your own journey, Chasing the Powhatan.