The Education of Little Tree

by: Forrest Carter Fiction 1976 Subject Matter: Biography; Youth; American novelists; 20th century; Cherokee Indians Rating: 4/5 Don’t mind my puffy red eyes… Just allergies, I swear.

Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds

By: Cynthia Rylant Nonfiction 1991 Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.

One Foot in Eden

By: Ron Rash Fiction 2002 Subject Matter: Dams; Design and construction; Appalachian region; Southern; Real estate development; Relocation; Housing; Loss; Psychology; Mountain life Rating: 4/5 I don’t typically love mystery. But One Foot in Eden isn’t your typical detective fiction.

Storming Heaven

By: Denise Giardina (Not technically a series, but followed by The Unquiet Earth) Fiction 1987 Rating: 4.5/5 Wow. Just wow. Storming Heaven is quite the novel. Maybe it’s just because I love a good historical fiction novel, but wow. Storming Heaven… Continue Reading