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Eleanor Murphy Book Club: Salvation On Sand Mountain

After Dennis Covington covered the trial of a preacher convicted of attempting to murder his wife with rattlesnakes, he was invited to attend a snake-handling service in Scottsville, Alabama. He found the service exhilarating and unsettling; he felt a kinship with the people, for he was only two generations removed from the hill country of Appalachia. Of Scottish-Irish descent, the handlers are religious mystics who believe in demons, drink strychnine and drape rattlesnakes around their bodies. A captivating glimpse of an exotic religious sect.

Book Club Info
Title: 
Salvation On Sand Mountain
Author: 
Dennis Covington
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Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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