I am posting this on both this blog and my other blog, Life on Devil's Hollow.
An avid reader, I decided to make a list of novels that truly capture Appalachia and it's people. This is by no means a complete list- this is just the top of the stack.
I admit the list is heavy with Lee Smith and Robert Morgan, but if you've read them you will know why. No one captures Appalachian people and culture like they do.
I welcome any comments. I'd love to hear what books other readers feel really capture the life in this beautiful corner of the world.
Oral History by: Lee Smith
My Old True Love by: Sheila Kay Adams
Black Mountain Breakdown by: Lee Smith
Cataloochee by: Wayne Caldwell
The Hinterlands by: Robert Morgan
Christy by: Catharine Marshall
The Devil's Dream by: Lee Smith
The Coal Tattoo by: Silas House
Fair and Tender Ladies by: Lee Smith
Gap Creek by: Robert Morgan
Velva Jean Learns to Drive by: Jennifer Niven
Wish You Well by: David Baldacci
Saving Grace by: Lee Smith