Appalachian Reads is a new book discussion group sponsored by Blount County Public Library. Participants will meet every two months on a Saturday morning at 10:30-11:30 in Dorothy Herron Room A. Sessions begin July 15, 2017 and run through May 2018.
The library will have four print copies of all titles plus R.E.A.D.S. access. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact Reference Librarian Brennan LeQuire at 865-982-0981, ext. 302.
|July 15||Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry||Doug Floyd|
|September 16||Long Man by Amy Greene||Cynthia Spitler|
|November 18||A Death in the Family by James Agee||Sarah Horn|
|January 20||King’s Mountain by Sharyn McCrumb||A.J. Coulter|
|March 17||Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith||Sarah Pirkle|
|May 19||A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House||Jan Taylor|
Discuss A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House, facilitated by Jan Taylor on May 19, 2018.
Photo at left: Foothills Voices editor Brennan LeQuire holding a copy of the book.
The book was Kentucky Novel of the Year for 2003, and won a Special Achievement award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.
Publishers Weekly Forecast: “Solid local sales are the bedrock on which this novel’s success will rest, but strong reviews, a 15-city author tour and House’s NPR connection (he is a frequent contributor) are certain to broaden House’s audience.”
From the book description at Amazon:
House offers a poignant, evocative look at the turmoil that plagues a rural Kentucky family during WWI in his solid second novel, which begins when Saul Sullivan takes a shine to a mysterious, beautiful Cherokee woman named Vine. Courtship quickly leads to marriage and a newborn girl named Birdie, but trouble surfaces when Saul’s younger brother, Aaron, an unfocused dreamer who longs for a more fulfilling life than his country existence as a laborer, also becomes attracted to Vine.
Open to the public, Southern Appalachian Studies programs are sponsored and hosted by Blount County Public Library with the support of Blount County Friends of the Library.