Hendersonville Pop-Up: A Night of Appalachian Music, Food and Writers

Please join Jeremey Jones author of Bearwallow, Meredith McCarroll editor of Appalachian Reckoning with David Joy (The Line the Held Us), George Singleton (Staff Picks) and Pamela Duncan (The Big Beautiful) as they discuss Southern Appalachian culture.  BBQ will be provided with bluegrass music interspersed throughout the event. 

Appalachian Reckoning is a retort, at turns rigorous, critical, angry, and hopeful, to the long shadow Hillbilly Elegy has cast over the region and its imagining. But it also moves beyond Hillbilly Elegy to allow Appalachians from varied backgrounds to tell their own diverse and complex stories through an imaginative blend of scholarship, prose, poetry, and photography. The essays and creative work collected in Appalachian Reckoning provide a deeply personal portrait of a place that is at once culturally rich and economically distressed, unique and typically American. Complicating simplistic visions that associate the region almost exclusively with death and decay, Appalachian Reckoning makes clear Appalachia's intellectual vitality, spiritual richness, and progressive possibilities.

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Event address: 
125 South Main St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Bearwallow: A Personal History of a Mountain Homeland Cover Image
ISBN: 9780895876249
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blair - Blair - June 3rd, 2014

Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy Cover Image
By Anthony Harkins (Editor), Meredith McCarroll (Editor)
ISBN: 9781946684790
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: West Virginia University Press - February 13th, 2019

The Line That Held Us Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399574221
Availability: Not Currently On Our Shelves. Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - August 14th, 2018

Staff Picks: Stories (Yellow Shoe Fiction) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807170335
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: LSU Press - March 6th, 2019