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'F*ckface' Sums It Up in 12 Short Stories

F*ckface finds its power in the depiction of Appalachia and its inhabitants. Leah Hampton produces a piercing, debut collection of stories.

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Marah: Marah Presents: Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania

A couple of hipsters write and record music to some old, unpublished folk lyrics. Sound familiar? Well, you ain't heard nothing yet.

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Poor Old Shine: Poor Old Shine

It's undeniable that Poor Old Shine is working off a blueprint nabbed from revivalists like the Avetts and Old Crow Medicine Show, but a blueprint doesn't amount to much without a solid foundation.

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The Meek Will Not Inherit the Earth in Barbara Kingsolver's 'Flight Behavior'

Barbara Kingsolver trained as a biologist, and like Margaret Atwood, is a passionate advocate of ecological sustainability, using her writing to entertain while educating, thus sugarcoating an otherwise bitter pill.

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Big Daddy Love: Let It Grow

More Appalachia, fewer beer commercials. Please.

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