What Are We Reading

Admin Aug 5, 21

Some Starting Places: Enjoying Appalachian Literature

  • Carson, Jo. Liars, Thieves and Other Sinners on the Bench. Theatre, 2009.
  • Fisher, Diane Gilliam. Kettle Bottom. Perugia, 2004.
  • Hickam, Homer. The Rocket Boys. Delta Publishing, 2000.
  • Hooks, Bell. Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place. University Press of Kentucky, 2012.
  • House, Silas. Clay’s Quilt. Algonquin, 2001.
  • House, Silas. A Parchment of Leaves. Algonquin, 2002.
  • Lyon, George Ella. Many-Storied House: Poems. University Press of Kentucky, 2013.
  • McCrumb, Sharyn. The Rosewood Casket. Dutton, 1996.
  • McCrumb, Sharyn. She Walks These Hills. Dutton, 1994.
  • McCrumb, Sharyn. The Songcatcher. Dutton, 2001.
  • Pancake, Ann. Strange as This Weather Has Been. Shoemaker and Hoard, 2007.
  • *Rylant, Cynthia. Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds. Harcourt Children’s Books, 1991.
  • *Rylant, Cynthia. The Relatives Came. Richard Jackson Books, 2001.
  • Smith, Lee. Black Mountain Breakdown. Putnam Publishing Group, 1980.
  • Smith, Lee. Fair and Tender Ladies. Berkley Trade, 2011.
  • Smith, Lee. Oral History. G.P. Putman’s Sons, 1983.
  • Stuart, Jesse. Strength from the Hills. Ashland: The Jesse Stuart Foundation, 1988.
  • *Tyre, Lisa Lewis. Hope in the Holler. Puffin Books, 2019.
  • Walker, Frank X. Affrilachia. Old Cove Press, 2000.
  • House, Silas. The Coal Tattoo. Blair, 2020.
  • *Children’s literature for all ages

What Lon is Reading

  • Billings, Dwight B. and Ann E. Kingsolver. Appalachian in Regional Context: Place Matters. University Press of Kentucky, 2018.
  • Glasby, Hillery, et al eds. Storytelling in Queer Appalachia. West Virginia University Press, 2020
  • Schrift, Melissa. Becoming Melungeon: Making of Ethnic Identity. University of Nebraska, 2013.
  • Smith, Lee. Dimestore. Algonquin Books, 2017.
  • Smith, Lee. Fair and Tender Ladies. Berkley, 2011.
  • Weiner, Deborah R. Coalfield Jews: an Appalachian History. University of Illinois Press, 2006.