Everyday Folkways in the Mountain State: Emily Hilliard’s “Making Our Future”

A review of Emily Hilliard’s new book, “Making Our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia.”

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Perish: Part Curse, Part Cautionary Tale

LaToya Watkins’ debut novel is a multigenerational family drama that illustrates how each of us has the potential to unearth what has buried us.

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“Trashlands” Explores the Possibilities of a Worst-Case Climate Scenario

A review of Alison Stine’s novel, “Trashlands.”

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The Exterior Is Not What It Seems in “Blessing the Exoskeleton”

Andrew Hemmert’s “Blessing the Exoskeleton” is a collection of witty, meditative poems mixed with serious contemplative works.

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Past, Present, and Future in Annie Woodford’s “Where You Come from Is Gone”

A review of Annie Woodford’s “Where You Come from Is Gone.”

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Bringing to Life the “Undead Souths”

A review of “Undead Souths” edited by Eric Gary Anderson, Taylor Hagood, and Daniel Cross Turner.

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Lynn Melnick “Had to Think Up a Way to Survive” in Nonfiction Debut

Lynn Melnick recounts her life through the lens of Dolly Parton’s music, which provided the inspiration to finally face the traumas of her life head-on.

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“The Hero of This Book” Melds Memoir and Fiction while Moving Through Time and Space

A review of Elizabeth McCracken’s book, “The Hero of This Book.”

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