14
Apr
09

What are you reading?

By Julie Nelson Satterly

For me, it’s Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal, a recent release for Kentucky author Silas House. Teaming up with Jason Howard, the two provide incredibly interesting oral histories of 12 Appalachians who have devoted their efforts to the anti-mountaintop removal cause.

The book is especially interesting to me, an eastern Kentucky-born girl whose grandfather was an accountant for South East Coal in Irvine before his death, and whose father worked there as a safety director while he finished his journalism degree.

If you’re itching to read a book about Kentucky, check out the latest lineup from the University Press of Kentucky. Their fall catalog will be out in a matter of weeks, and their spring catalog, which features Something’s Rising, can be viewed on UPK’s Web site, www.kentuckypress.com. You can also sign up for UPK’s newsletter by clicking here.

I’d also urge you to check out the offerings of the Jesse Stuart Foundation, www.jsfbooks.com. JSF features a number of titles by Kentucky and Appalachian authors, plus controls all of the rights to Kentucky author and teacher Stuart’s published and unpublished literary works.

So what are you reading? Tell us — especially if it relates to Kentucky.

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1 Response to “What are you reading?”


  1. 1 John Nelson
    April 14, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Shiloh, short stories by Bobbie Ann Mason. The book is not a new title but was given to me by a fellow journalist when he learned I was born in Mayfield, Mason’s hometown. Her voice is true Kentucky, and she captures the souls of her characters. I’m reading it slowly, but enjoying it so far.


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