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.
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.
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.
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
By: Catherine Marshall Fiction 1967 Rating: 3/5 I’m not quite sure how to feel about Christy. Part of me really liked it; part of me wants to roll my eyes at it. For one, it’s a really compelling story. There’s… Continue Reading
By: Vera and Bill Cleaver Fiction 1969 Rating: 4/5 Where the Lilies Bloom is a classic example of Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover. I took one look at this and thought I was going to hate it. Be… Continue Reading