Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia

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Sandra L. Ballard, Patricia L. Hudson
University Press of Kentucky, Jul 18, 2013 - History - 712 pages
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Listen Here: Women Writing in Appalachia is a landmark anthology that brings together the work of 105 Appalachian women writers, including Dorothy Allison, Harriette Simpson Arnow, Annie Dillard, Nikki Giovanni, Denise Giardina, Barbara Kingsolver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Janice Holt Giles, George Ella Lyon, Sharyn McCrumb, and Lee Smith. Editors Sandra L. Ballard and Patricia L. Hudson offer a diverse sampling of time periods and genres, established authors and emerging voices. From regional favorites to national bestsellers, this unprecedented gathering of Appalachian voices displays the remarkable talent of the region's women writers who've made their mark at home and across the globe.


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User Review  - wilddove - LibraryThing

I have used this book to explore authors unfamiliar to me, and come away with some real gems, like Wilma Dykeman's The Tall Woman. If you don't have time to study for an MFA in literature focusing on Appalachian authors, this book will provide a short cut. Read full review

Listen here: women writing in Appalachia

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The 105 writers in this anthology"have been relegated to the fringes of the American literary community, largely because their 'place'--Appalachia--continues to be viewed as outside the American ... Read full review

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Sandra L. Ballard, professor of English at Appalachian State University, is the editor of Appalachian Journal. Ballard is a coeditor of The Carolinas & Appalachian States in the Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series.

Patricia L. Hudson, a former reference librarian at the University of Tennessee, is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in numerous national magazines.

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