This book weighs 2 pounds, 9.5 ounces, has 673 pages,and includes the work of over 100 Appalachian woman making it by-far the most comprehensive treatment of the topic. Published in 2003, given how slow the publishing business is, this book essentially captures regional women's writing before the new millennium. "A marvelous confluence of compelling subject matter and almost perfectly executed presentation. Those who care about the literature of our region need to have this book at their fingertips because this is the authoritative guide to its subject."―Appalachian Heritage. ""A giant step forward in Appalachian studies for both students and scholars of the region and the general reader. . . . Nothing less than a groundbreaking and landmark addition to the national treasury of American literature."―Bloomsbury Review. "What rings true through it all is the truth of women's experiences, not only in Appalachia, but universally."―Chevy Chaser. "Full of welcome surprises to those new to this regional literature: specifically, it includes particularly strong selections from children's fiction and a substantial number of African American writers."―Choice.
Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 2003. 673 pages with a Chronology of Works and A Selected Bibliography. Hardback in dust jacket.