Volume 26 No. 1

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"Chris Offutt Comes Home," an interview by Louis H. Palmer III. "Dialogue with a Dead Man," a tribute to Jim Wayne Miller with photos, by Joyce Dyer.

Reviews by Katherine Ledford (English with an Accent: Language, Ideology, and Discrimination in the United States by Rosina Lippi-Green and The Height of Our Mountains: Nature Writing from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley ed. Michael P. Branch and Daniel J. Philippon), John Lang (A Way of Happening: Observations of Contemporary Poetry by Fred Chappell, Eureka Mill by Ron Rash, The Weave Room by Michael Chitwood, and Dancing on Canaan's Ruins by Jim Clark), David Cozzo (Trying to Give Ease: Tommie Bass and the Story of Herbal Medicine and A Reference Guide to Medicinal Plants: Herbal Medicine Past and Present by John K. Crellin), Grace McEntee (The Quare Women's Journals: May Stone & Katherine Pettit's Summers in the Kentucky Mountains and the Founding of the Hindman Settlement School ed. Jess Stoddart), Paul E. Ross (Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers ed. Joyce Dyer), Gordon B. McKinney (Two-Party Politics in the One-Party South: Alabama's Hill Country, 1874-1920 by Samuel L. Webb), Charles D. Thompson Jr. (A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson), Jim Sessions (More Than Class: Studying Power in U.S. Workplaces ed. Ann E. Kingsolver), Karl E. Campbell (Southern Mountain Republicans, 1865-1900: Politics and the Appalachian Community by Gordon B. McKinney), Richard A. Couto (From Company Doctors to Managed Care: The United Mine Workers' Noble Experiment by Ivana Krajcinovic), Lynn Moss Sanders (Kiss the Doorknob: Folkways and Folklore of Floyd County, Virginia by Julia Woodbridge Oxrieder), Neva Jean Specht (Memoirs of Grassy Creek: Growing Up in the Mountains on the Virginia-North Carolina Line by Zetta Barker, The Pond Mountain Chronicle: Self-Portrait of a Southern Appalachian Community by Leland R. Cooper and Mary Lee Cooper, and Wade E. Brown: Recollections and Reflections by Wade Edward Brown), Michael G. Wade (A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky by James F. Hopkins), Phillip J. Obermiller (Mountain People in a Flat Land: A Popular History of Appalachian Migration to Northeast Ohio, 1940-1965 by Carl E. Feather), and Anthony Harkins (Creating Country Music: Fabricating Authenticity by Richard A. Peterson).

Poetry by Robert Morgan ("Spitting in the Stove") and Dana Wildsmith ("Puppy Love").

"Signs of the Times" and the "Chronicle."


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