Reading the States: Kentucky

Friday, May 4, 2012



- The Coal Tattoo by Silas House.
- River of Earth by James Still
- Hannah Coulter* by Wendell Berry
- The Memory Keeper's Daughter* by Kim Edwards
- Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Patron Saint of Liars* by Ann Patchett
- A Parchment of Leaves by Silas House
- Icy Sparks by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
- Uncle Tom's Cabin* by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- In Country by Bobbie Ann Mason 

- Night Comes to the Cumberlands by Harry M. Caudill
- Blood Horses by John Jeremiah Sullivan 
- Hillbilly Elegy* by J.D. Vance
- The Bluegrass Conspiracy by Sally Denton

Authors Known for Writing in or about the State:
- Wendell Berry

Authors Who Lived Here:
- Hunter S. Thompson
- A. B. Guthrie, Jr.
- Sue Grafton
- Barbara Kingsolver

Great Bookstores:
Carmichael's Bookstore
Coffee Tree Books
Poor Richard's Books

*Books I've Read

Photo by moi.


Sandy Nawrot said...

I'm a little shocked that Sue Grafton lived there! I can't imagine her anywhere but California.

B said...

Hey good timing with this state! You know, because of the Derby and all :)

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

Sandy - I know! I was really surprised too.

Brenna - All this post needs now is a mint julep and a giant hat.