Appalachia, in the words of author Sharyn McCrumb, is an exotic mix of
“ghosts and gold mines, Cherokees and Civil War legends, cougars and Child
ballads, moonshine and white water.” Author
John Ehle adds that mountain people possess an inordinate
amount of humor and pride. It’s not surprising, then, that there
would be a wealth of good stories and intriguing characters. The following titles span a large amount of time but share the rich Appalachian heritage. All of these titles are located in the Adult Fiction section of the Library unless otherwise noted.
Arnow, Harriette. The Kentucky Trace. 1974.
Billheimer, John W. The Owen Allison series. (Adult Mystery BIL).
Caldwell, Wayne. Cataloochee. 2007. (Adult Mystery CAR).
Carr, Jess. Murder on the Appalachian Trail. 1984. (Adult Mystery CAR).
Chappell, Fred. Farewell, I’m Bound to Leave You. 1996.
Chappell, Fred. Look Back All the Green Valley. 1999.
Cramer, W. Dale. Sutter’s Cross. 2003.
Currey, Richard. Lost Highway. 1997.
De Castrique, Mark. The Buryin’ Barry series. (Adult Mystery DEC).
DePoy, Phillip. The Fever Devilin series. (Adult Mystery DEP).
Ehle, John. The Journey of August King. 1971.
Ehle, John. Time of Drums. 1970.
Ehle, John. The Winter People. 1982.
Giardina, Denise. Storming Heaven. 1987.
Harper, Karen. Deep Down. 2009. (Adult Romance HAR).
Harris, Gardiner. Hazard. 2010. (Adult Mystery HAR).
House, Silas. Clay’s Quilt. 2001.
House, Silas. A Parchment of Leaves. 2002.
Johnson, Fenton. Scissors, Paper, Rock. 1993.
Lane, Vicki. The Elizabeth Goodweather series. (Adult Mystery LAN).
Marshall, Catherine. Christy. 1967. (Adult Romance MAR).
Mason, Bobbie Ann. Feather Crowns. 1993.
Mayr, Ilsa. Maelstrom. 2009. (Adult Mystery MAY).
McCarthy, Cormac. Child of God. 1973.
McCrumb, Sharyn. The Ballad of Frankie Silver. 1998. (Adult Mystery MCC).
McCrumb, Sharyn. Foggy Mountain Breakdown & Other Stories.
(Adult Mystery MCC).
McCrumb, Sharyn. Ghost Riders. 2003. (Adult Mystery MCC).
Morris, Gilbert. Over the Misty Mountains. 1996.
Nichols, Linda. Not a Sparrow Falls. 2002.
Pancake, Ann. Strange As This Weather Has Been. 2007.
Parshall, Sandra. Selected titles in the Rachel Goddard series. (Adult Mystery PAR).
Pearson, T.R. Blue Ridge. 2000.
Phillips, Gin. The Well and the Mine. 2007.
Rash, Ron. One Foot in Eden. 2002.
Ritter, Josh. Bright’s Passage. 2011.
Seliy, Shauna. When We Get There. 2007.
Skipper, Roger Alan. The Baptism of Billy Bean. 2009.
Smith, Lee. Black Mountain Breakdown. 1980.
Thomas, Annabel. Knucklebones. 1995.