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Montgomery, Ben

Summary: A true tale of justice in the Jim Crow south relates the story of George Dinning, a freed slave who was wrongfully convicted of murder after defending himself against a white mob and later won damages against them in court with the help of a Confederate war hero-turned-lawyer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Spark 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976.904 Montgomery

Rodenberg, Shawna Kay

Summary: "A heart stopping memoir of a wrenching Appalachian girlhood and a multilayered portrait of a misrepresented people, from Rona Jaffe Writer's Award winner Shawna Kay Rodenberg. When Shawna Kay Rodenberg was four, her father, fresh from a ruinous tour in Vietnam, spirited her family from their home in the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Minnesota, renouncing all of their earthly possessions to live...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Rodenberg

Moyes, Jojo

Summary: "Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2019

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1 available in Adult Audiobooks, Call number: CD-BK FICTION Moyes

Morrow, Bethany C.

Summary: At the Freedman's Colony of Roanoke Island, a haven for the recently emancipated, the four March sisters--Meg, Joanna, Bethlehem, and Amethyst--come into their own as independent young Black women together facing love, sickness, heartbreak, and new horizons.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2021

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: Y FICTION Morrow

Chambers, Cassie

Summary: "Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is the poorest county in Kentucky and the second poorest in the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Cassie Chambers grew up amidst these hollers, and through the women who raised her, she traces...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 Chambers 2020

Moyes, Jojo

Summary: "Set in Depression-era America, a breathtaking story of five extraordinary women and their remarkable journey through the mountains of Kentucky and beyond, from the author of Me Before You and The Peacock Emporium. Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve hoping to escape her stifling life in England. But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Moyes

Harris, Nathan

Summary: "In the waning days of the Civil War, brothers Prentiss and Landry, freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, seek refuge on the homestead of George Walker and his wife, Isabelle. The Walkers, wracked by the loss of their only son to the war, hire the brothers to work their farm, hoping through an unexpected friendship to stanch their grief. Prentiss and Landry, meanwhile, plan to save money for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2021

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Peacock, Nancy

Summary: Sitting in a jail cell on the eve of his hanging, April 1, 1875, freedman Persimmon ́Persý Wilson wants nothing more than to leave some record of the truth́his truth. He may be guilty, but not of what he stands accused: the kidnapping and rape of his former masteŕs wife. In 1860, Persy had been sold to Sweetmore, a Louisiana sugar plantation, alongside a striking, light-skinned house slave...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2017

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Peacock

Henderson, Leah

Summary: In Charleston, South Carolina, in 1865, ten-year-old Eli and other newly freed slaves gather to honor the memory of fallen Union soldiers, an event considered to be one of the first celebrations of what is now called Memorial Day. Includes author's note.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Henderson

Hubbard, Rita L

Summary: "A picture book biography sharing the inspiring and incredible true story of the nation's oldest student, Mary Walker, who learned to read at the age of 116"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Schwartz & Wade Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Non-fiction, Call number: J 921 Walker

Vance, J. D.

Summary: Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2016

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Watson, Jan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Wats

Campbell, Rick.

Summary: "The USS Kentucky--a Trident ballistic missile submarine carrying a full complement of 192 nuclear warheads--is about to go on a routine cruise. Not long after it reaches the open sea, however, the Kentucky receives a launch order. After receiving that launch order, it is cut off from all counter-orders and disappears into the Pacific while it makes the eight-day transit to the launch site....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Campb

Jones, Holly Goddard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Books 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Jones

Wall, Carolyn D.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delta Trade Paperbacks 2009

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Ward, J. R.

Summary: "For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege--as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Ward

Brunstetter, Wanda

Summary: Titus Fisher, an Amish carpenter, journeys into a Kentucky Amish community where he seeks a new beginning and meets the beautiful and unique Suzanne Yoder. She can't cook but who can do woodworking, and she painfully resembles Phoebe, Titus's ex-girlfriend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barbour Pub. 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Bruns

Green, Maggie.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of Kentucky 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.597 Green

Morley, Isla.

Summary: "In 1937, there are recesses in Appalachia no outsiders have ever explored. Two government-sponsored documentarians from Cincinnati, Ohio - a writer and photographer - are dispatched to penetrate this wilderness and record what they find for President Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration. For photographer Clay Havens, the assignment is his last chance to reboot his flagging career. So when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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Sawyer, Kim Vogel

Summary: Addie Cowherd dreamt of being a novelist and offering readers the escape that books gave her during her tragic childhood. But it's the Great Depression, and when her adoptive father loses his job, Addie is forced to leave college and take the only employment she can find: delivering books on horseback to poor coal mining families in the hills of Kentucky. The community of Boone's Hollow is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WaterBrook 2020

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Sawyer

Ward, J. R.

Summary: "#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series--a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a facade of privilege and prosperity while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation...In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème la crème of high society--just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Ward

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2011

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1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 378.198 Brad

Austin, Lynn

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Austin

Brunstetter, Wanda

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barbour 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION Bruns

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