Landscapes of the Heart: Appalachian Fiction

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Fri. March 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Central JMRL Library

201 E Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


Julia Franks (Over the Plain Houses) and Sheryl Monks (Monsters in Appalachia) share their recent books, steeped in Appalachian America.

Why should you attend?

“As Southern Appalachian women, we need to tell our own stories, and Julia Franks does this in prose as starkly beautiful as the Depression-era mountain landscape her characters inhabit.” —Amy Greene, author of Long Man and Bloodroot

“These elemental stories take on the dark Appalachian territory of David Joy and Ron Rash with a kind of raw, absolute, female confidence. Coal miners, snake handlers, smart, scary women at their wits end– all at the mercy of their terrific landscape. Monsters In Appalachia offers a glimpse of the edge of a world that seems freshly electric, and treacherous as hell.” —Ashley Warlick, author of The Arrangement

Due to unforeseen circumstances and with great regret, Elizabeth Cox has had to cancel her participation in this program.