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Look Back All the Green Valley
really liked it
This is the fourth novel in a semi-autobiographical series, which also includes four volumes of poetry: River (1975); Bloodfire (1978); Wind Mountain ...more
Jan 2005
Sep 24, 2007
Kentucky Straight: Stories
it was amazing
This is one of the best collections of short stories I've ever read. This will make me a fan for life. I am now an Offutt-evangelist. Buy this book, p ...more
Jan 2005
Sep 24, 2007
The Tall Woman
really liked it
The novel follows our heroine from before the civil war, through marriage and motherhood, and on for a good while there. Great language in the book, a ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 22, 2009
Noodling for Flatheads: Moonshine, Monster Catfish, and Other Southern Comforts
really liked it
The book is a collection of essays about underground hobbies and interests practiced throughout the south, many of which are maligned as redneck or hi ...more
Jan 2004
Jan 28, 2009
Ghost Riders (Ballad, #7)
liked it
I'm a big fan of McCrumb's. Some people read romance novels when they need something light. . . I read regional fiction, particularly from Appalachia, ...more
Jan 2005
Sep 27, 2007
Follow the River
did not like it
God, how I hate this book. The actual historical accounts of Ingles' story are interesting and tragic and they illuminate a transitory period of Virgi ...more
Jan 1994
Oct 02, 2007
Bright's Passage
really liked it
What an excellent first novel! I love Ritter's songwriting, and I'm glad to say I loved his book too.
Apr 25, 2013
Apr 23, 2013
English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians (1917)
it was amazing
This is a great songbook. Campbell and Sharp collected many wonderful ballads and songs while preparing the collection. Perhaps the best aspect of the ...more
Feb 14, 2009
Jan 08, 2009
River of Earth
it was amazing
Still's seminal work, and one of the best entrance points for an exploration of Appalachian literature. This is a beautiful bildungsroman, with gorgeo ...more
Jan 1992
Sep 24, 2007
Appalachian Clogging and Flatfooting Steps
it was amazing
Ira Bernstein is one of the most respected, experienced percussive dancers and teachers in the US, and this is a great resource.
Jan 1993
Oct 03, 2007
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