8 Eye-Opening Books About Appalachia

First things first: In the south, it’s pronounced “appa-latch-uh.”

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Sugar Run by Mesha Maren, a book about Appalachia

Sugar Run

By Mesha Maren

The Killing Hills

The Killing Hills

By Chris Offutt

Strange as This Weather Has Been

Strange as This Weather Has Been

By Ann Pancake

The Ball of Tom Dooley by Sharyn McCrumb, a book about appalachia

The Ballad of Tom Dooley

By Sharyn McCrumb

Child of God by Cormac McCarthy, a book about Appalachia

Child of God

By Cormac McCarthy

Drowned Boy

Drowned Boy

By Jerry Gabriel and Andrea Barrett

Allegheny Front

Allegheny Front

By Matthew Neill Null