Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia by Steven Stoll was one of five books short-listed for Phi Beta Kappa’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award, but it was not selected as the final winner.
The West Virginia Library Commission and the West Virginia Center for the Book have announced the One Book One West Virginia selection for 2018-19. Each year, one book written by an Appalachian author is selected for this prestigious honor, and this year's honoree is Water Street by Crystal Wilkinson.
Finalists for the 2019 Southern Book Prize include
The Road to Bittersweet by Donna Everhart
Steal Away Home by Billy Coffey
Under a Cloudless Sky by Chris Fabry
Fire Sermon by Jamie Quatro
Gods of Howl Mountain by Taylor Brown
The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance’s FALL Okra Picks include
Yellow Stonefly by Tim Poland
Lorraine by Ketch Secor, illustrated by Higgins Bond
Scribe by Alyson Hagy
Backyard Bears by Amy Cherrix
Quiver by Julia Watts