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For the Love of the Hills and Hollers

If you’ve known us for long, you know that we always have a go-to Appalachian novel on our shelves to recommend. More often than not, that’s thanks to Valerie, our fearless leader and devoted reader. Here, Valerie shares an appreciation of one of her favorite authors in the Appalachian genre, Silas House. Both of our store book clubs are discussing House’s work this month, and we’d love for you to join us—you can learn more about our book clubs here.

Book Bites: New Year, New Girlboss Picks

Friends, it’s time to turn the page on a new year of reading. Books have been such a comfort to us all over the last twelve months—they have educated us, allowed us some needed escapes, made us laugh, made us cry, and made us gasp out loud over an unforeseen twist or a perfect sentence. And let us tell you: There are some truly wonderful reads awaiting you in 2021, too. To start the new year, we’ve collected a roundup that’s heavy on fiction, including a handful of Valerie’s recent favorites. Whether you’re in the mood for a sweet picture book, a family saga, or a thriller, you’ll find something to tickle your fancy below. Read on!