SAY HELLO TO THE FOLKS FROM SWEETGUM COUNTY! The Quabalaka Mountain Range is bounded on the north and west by the mighty Quabalaka River ( Cherokee for "e;big fish"e; ) and on the south by mountains so high that the early settlers, who looked up and saw them disappear into the clouds, proclaimed the area to be the "e;vey foot of heaven."e; This novel is a patchwork of the funny, happy, tragic and sometimes poignant tales of the generations who have lived and died in this area. their stories, tied together, form one inspiring adventure. The tale begins with John Edgar Salt, a mountain-flower grandson of Sweetgum County's most prominent bootlegger during the early thirties and makes it;s way from the depression throughout post-World War II. It is peppered with a myriad of lovable characters who, whether they deserved it or not, were blessed by and angel---a four-legged one.