Appalachian Literature is in a golden age. From horror to poetry, sci-fi, memoir, and literary fiction, it has something for every reader.
Skip that one book you know about Appalachia and instead, pick up these outstanding works of Appalachian nonfiction.
Affrilachian Poets are an example of the literary talent from Appalachia, and include writers like bell hooks, Nikki Giovanni, and others.
As I read more and more books by Southern authors, each new title reinforced that the South is not a monolith.
Read these great books about Appalachia, books that counter the narrative that one book can define an entire region.
Better understand Appalachia by skipping Hillbilly Elegy and reading these outstanding books instead, including Step Into the Circle: Writers in Modern in Appalachia edited by Amy Greene and Trent Thomson.
A reader on the Appalachian audiobooks that took her back home to Appalachia and helped her prepare to move farther away from it.
A reader on some of the immersive Appalachian audiobooks she revisits to take her back home when she can't make it in person.