Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds

By: Cynthia Rylant 1991 Nonfiction 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.

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

By: Flannery O’Connor 1955 Fiction Rating: 4/5 Wowie. Flannery O’Connor is dark. A Good Man Is Hard to Find is a collection of short stories, and also – a bit confusingly – the name of one of the short stories… Continue Reading

One Foot in Eden

By: Ron Rash 2002 Fiction 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.