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Jim Minick

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Jim Minick is the author of five books, including the novel Fire Is Your Water (Ohio UP, 2017), and The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family (St. Martin’s, 2012), winner of the SIBA Best Nonfiction Book of the Year Award. Minick has also written a collection of essays, Finding a Clear Path, two books of poetry, Her Secret Song and Burning Heaven, and he edited All There Is to Keep by Rita Riddle. His honors include the Jean Ritchie Fellowship in Appalachian Writing, and the Fred Chappell Fellowship at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He has also won awards from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association, Southern Environmental Law Center, The Virginia College Bookstore Association, Appalachian Writers Association, Appa ...more

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Fire Is Your Water

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Finding a Clear Path

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Carolyn Hi Jim, so nice to meet you! Thanks for the friend request :)


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Jim Minick Great to "meet" you here on Goodreads, Jane, and enjoy all the good reading!

Janebbooks wrote: "It's nice to be your friend on Goodreads, Jim Minick!
I was pleased to see that you will be doing a reading at Hub City Books in Spartanburg. Wish I could be there!

Jane"



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Janebbooks It's nice to be your friend on Goodreads, Jim Minick!
I was pleased to see that you will be doing a reading at Hub City Books in Spartanburg. Wish I could be there!

Jane


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Jim Minick p.s. You and Jason both have great radio voices! And please thank him for choosing my book--glad he enjoyed.

Jim wrote: "Thanks for the kind note, Jenny! I'm listening to it now--pretty cool to hear the Prologue read aloud. I hope you enjoy my new book--a novel, my first. AND I'll be giving a reading at Hub City alon..."


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Jim Minick Thanks for the kind note, Jenny! I'm listening to it now--pretty cool to hear the Prologue read aloud. I hope you enjoy my new book--a novel, my first. AND I'll be giving a reading at Hub City along w/ David Joy on May 30th...it'd be great to meet you!
Again, thanks and all best,
J


Jenny (Reading Envy) wrote: "Thanks for the friend request. You might be interested to know that we discussed one of your books on an episode of the Reading Envy Podcast back in 2015!"


Jenny (Reading Envy) Thanks for the friend request. You might be interested to know that we discussed one of your books on an episode of the Reading Envy Podcast back in 2015!


Crystal Jim -
I'm 3/4 of the way through The Blueberry Years! Rob Merritt loaned me the copy you him! I really, really like this one! Hopefully this will get you great national exposure! I'll write a review after I finish it.


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