"By seeking out accomplished authors with a common touch, like featured writer Adriana Trigiani, . . . [ The Anthology of Appalachian Writers ] celebrates writing that combines high literary aspirations with popular appeal. The writing here delights while it stimulates. Readng this anthology, I was drawn powerfully into the characters of Jeff Mann's Mary Draper Inglels, Mary Lucille DeBerry's Faye Garrison, Don Narkeic's Jack Holt and Katherine Combiths's grandmother. I came away with a new perspective on lives that mattered." George Brosi, editor, APPALACHIAN HERITAGE
"The arrival of Volume I in the Anthology of Appalachian Writers series is great news for writers from this rich region and for readers everywhere. Filled with strong voices and arresting photographs, and featuring work by the recipient of Shepherd University's Appalachian Literary Heritage Award, this is a collection to keep."
--George Ella Lyon, author of With a Hammer for My Heart and Don't You Remember?