Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers

Bloodroot Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers Winner of the Appalachian Studies Award Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Winner of the Susan Koppleman Award of the Popular Culture Association for Best Edited Collection in

  • Title: Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers
  • Author: Joyce Dyer
  • ISBN: 9780813109831
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the 1997 Appalachian Studies Award Appalachian Writers Association 1999 Book of the Year Winner of the Susan Koppleman Award of the Popular Culture Association for Best Edited Collection in Women s Studies Joyce Dyer is director of writing and associate professor of English at Hiram College, Ohio.

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    About “Joyce Dyer”

    1. Joyce Dyer

      Joyce Dyer is director of the Lindsay Crane Center for Writing and Literature at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio, and John S Kenyon Professor of English Dyer is the author of three books, The Awakening A Novel of Beginnings, In a Tangled Wood An Alzheimer s Journey, and Gum Dipped A Daughter Remembers Rubber Town, and the editor of Bloodroot Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers She has published essays in magazines such as North American Review, cream city review, and High Plains Literary Review Dyer has won numerous awards for her writing, including the 1998 Appalachian Book of the Year Award and the 2009 David B Saunders Award in Creative Nonfiction.

    674 thoughts on “Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers”

    1. I checked this book out from the library and then purchased it for Kindle before I ever finished the library book. I found it to be truly inspirational and informative as I work on my thesis on my own family's rural Southern roots. I marked so many pages and quotes that spoke to me and that I'll refer to over and over again.


    2. I expected a collection of short stories with an Appalachian setting. My bad, I suppose - instead, it was a series of essays by writers with (sometimes tenuous) links to the Appalachian region. Kind of like a school essay contest on "What Appalachia Means to Me". If you have an interest in sociology, this might be a good pick, but it just wasn't for me.


    3. I have a journal of stories my grandmother shared with me on her upbringing in Kentucky so it was exciting to read more about the area and the people. I also discovered some great new authors that I'll be adding on my to-read list.


    4. A terrific resource and introduction to Appalachian women writers. All of the participants have great insight into the region and its literature.



    5. This is my favorite collection of shorts by Appalachian writers, an elegant and touching treatment of place. Each of the thirty-five selections was created with care.


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