This Dark Road to Mercy / Wiley Cash

After their mother’s unexpected death, Easter and her sister Ruby are adjusting to life in foster care when their errant father, Wade, suddenly appears. Brady Weller, the girls’ court-appointed guardian, turns up unsettling information linking Wade to a recent armored car heist. Robert Pruitt, a shady and mercurial man nursing a years-old vendetta, is also determined to find Wade and claim his due.

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The Last Ballad / Wiley Cash – out on October 3, 2017

The eagerly awaited next novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling A Land More Kind Than Home about a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together in the years before the Great Depression, a haunting and moving story of cowardice, courage and sacrifice.

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One Foot in Eden / Ron Rash

Will Alexander is the sheriff in a small town in southern Appalachia, and he knows that the local thug Holland Winchester has been murdered. The only thing is the sheriff can find neither the body nor someone to attest to the killing.

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Where All Light Tends to Go / David Joy

Set in North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountains, eighteen-year-old Jacob McNeely is torn between appeasing his meth-dealing kingpin father and leaving the mountains forever with the girl he loves.

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The Weight of Blood / Laura McHugh

The Dane family’s roots tangle deep in the Ozark Mountain town of Henbane, but that doesn’t keep sixteen-year-old Lucy Dane from being treated like an outsider. When one of Lucy’s few friends, slow-minded Cheri, is found murdered, Lucy feels haunted by the two lost girls–the mother she never knew and the friend she couldn’t protect.

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My Sunshine Away / M.O. Walsh

A man reflects on the summer of his fourteenth year, where in Baton Rouge he fell in love with a golden-haired girl across the street before an unspeakable crime shattered illusions in his seemingly idyllic neighborhood.

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Wise Blood / Flannery O’Connor

Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his own desperate faith falls under the spell of a “blind” street preacher named Asa Hawks in a tale of redemption, retribution, false prophets, blindness, and wisdom.

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The Sound and the Fury / William Faulkner

The tragedy of the Compson family features some of the most memorable characters in literature: beautiful, rebellious Caddy; the man-child Benjy; haunted, neurotic Quentin; Jason, the brutal cynic; and Dilsey, their black servant. Their lives fragmented and harrowed by history and legacy, their voices mesh into one compelling narrative.

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Bull Mountain / Brian Panowich

Fiction. Clayton Burroughs comes from a long line of outlaws. For generations, the Burroughs clan has made its home on Bull Mountain in North Georgia, running shine, pot, and meth over six state lines, virtually untouched by the rule of law. To distance himself from his family’s criminal empire, Clayton took the job of sheriff in a neighboring community to keep what peace he can. But when a federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms shows up at Clayton’s office with a plan to shut down the mountain, his hidden agenda will pit brother against brother, test loyalties, and could lead Clayton down a path to self-destruction.” Goodreads

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The Foxfire Book / ed. Eliot Wigginton

Non-Fiction. “Hog dressing, log cabin building, mountain crafts and foods, planting by the signs, snake lore, hunting tales, faith healing, moonshining, and other affairs of plain living.” Subtitle / Goodreads

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