The two volumes of Appalachia Inside Out constitute the most comprehensive anthology of writings on Appalachia ever assembled. Representing the work of approximately two hundred authors-fiction writers, poets, scholars in disciplines such as history, literary criticism, and sociology-Appalachia Inside Out reveals the fascinating diversity of the region and lays to rest many of the reductive stereotypes long associated with it.
An anthology of fiction, poetry, history, literary criticism and folklore about the mountainous region and the influences on it. The selections in volume 2 are organized around themes such as family and community, dialect and language, sports and play, and regional identity and the future. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)