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Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do
Appalachian Health-Care Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Edited by Wendy Welch
· Foreword by Alan Morgan

This collection of first-person accounts by doctors, nurses, and others at the front lines in Appalachia explains how rural communities have responded to COVID-19, addresses stereotypical assumptions about and challenges within rural medical care, and describes burnout and other long-term effects of the pandemic on health-care workers.

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Alone in the House of My Heart
Poems
By Kari Gunter-Seymour

With poems that are as complicated, breathtaking, and ravaged as Ohio’s southeastern foothills, state poet laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour shares an insider’s appreciation for Appalachia’s hard-worked land and hardworking people, who persevere with honor, humility, and courage through multigenerational struggles.

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Ailing in Place
Environmental Inequities and Health Disparities in Appalachia
By Michele Morrone

Ailing in Place examines environmental conditions in Appalachia and explores the relationship between those conditions and certain health outcomes that are often incorrectly ascribed to poor individual choices.

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Allegiance
Stories
By Gurney Norman

Spanning forty years of work, Allegiance is an autobiography told through stories—a rich personal journey into Norman’s life, place, and consciousness. In classic short stories, lyrical meditations, folktales, dreamscapes, and stream of consciousness writing, Norman imaginatively weaves together the threads of his life.

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Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This groundbreaking work of Black Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

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Allegiance
Stories
By Gurney Norman

Spanning forty years of work, Allegiance is an autobiography told through stories—a rich personal journey into Norman’s life, place, and consciousness. In classic short stories, lyrical meditations, folktales, dreamscapes, and stream of consciousness writing, Norman imaginatively weaves together the threads of his life.

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Allegiance
Stories
By Gurney Norman

Spanning forty years of work, Allegiance is an autobiography told through stories—a rich personal journey into Norman’s life, place, and consciousness. In classic short stories, lyrical meditations, folktales, dreamscapes, and stream of consciousness writing, Norman imaginatively weaves together the threads of his life.

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English Lit
Poems
By Bernard Clay

Affrilachian Poet Bernard Clay narrates his West-Side Louisville upbringing and the complexities of Black Appalachian identity in this debut collection of poems compiled from more than twenty years of work.

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Night Garden
A Novel
By Carrie Mullins

Set in rural Kentucky and told from the perspective of seventeen-year-old Marie Massey, this gut-wrenching novel about addiction and family ties offers an unflinching look at the opioid crisis and its devastating effects on a generation of young Americans.

Winner of the 2021 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University (for all three Canard County books) · Runner-up for the 2022 Weatherford Fiction Award from the Loyal Jones Appalachian Center at Berea College
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Pop
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

The third and final novel in Robert Gipe’s renowned Canard County series, Pop follows three generations of a family as they reckon with the changing landscape of Appalachia during the Trump era.

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Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, his groundbreaking first volume of poems.

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Out of Nowhere
New and Selected Poems
By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Out of Nowhere is the first comprehensive collection of poetry by Kentucky writer Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, presenting sixty-six new poems and work from two previous letterpress collections.

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Out of Nowhere
New and Selected Poems
By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Out of Nowhere is the first comprehensive collection of poetry by Kentucky writer Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, presenting sixty-six new poems and work from two previous letterpress collections.

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Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, his groundbreaking first volume of poems.

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Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This groundbreaking work of Black Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

Selected as a Fall 2020 Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) · Finalist for the 2020 Foreword Indies Awards (Adult Fiction – Thriller & Suspense) · Finalist for the 2020 Weatherford Award for best books about Appalachia · Winner of the 2021 Independent Publishers "IPPY" for Best Regional Fiction – South
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How Fire Runs
A Novel
By Charles Dodd White

Set in rural Appalachia and told through the voices of three different present-day narrators, this harrowing novel about white supremacists attempting to take over a small town focuses an unflinching eye on America’s ongoing, fraught relationship with racial and political injustice.

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Ailing in Place
Environmental Inequities and Health Disparities in Appalachia
By Michele Morrone

Ailing in Place examines environmental conditions in Appalachia and explores the relationship between those conditions and certain health outcomes that are often incorrectly ascribed to poor individual choices.