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The University of Tennessee Press† has discontinued Garry Barkerís NOTES FROM A NATIVE SON: ESSAYS ON THE APPALACHIAN EXPERIENCE, top left, but the book can be found from online booksellers.††† THE HANDCRAFT REVIVAL IN SOUTHERN APPALACHIA: 1930-1990, top right, cloth, priced at $32.95, is still on the Press web site,,


Both books and Barkerís earlier books of fiction (Fire on the Mountain, All Night Dog, Copperhead Summer) are usually available used or new on or other book sites. Barkerís books† Bitter Creek Breakdown and Mitchell Tolle:American Artist,† can also usually be found on internet sites.


Winner of the 2008 Kentucky Literary Award for Fiction, Kentucky Waltz is available for $15 from Wind Publications. Also available is Head of the Holler, a collection of humor columns, also from Wind.

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Available now from the Jesse Stuart Foundation in Ashland, Ky., is a reprint of Garry Barkerís 1986 short fiction collection, Mountain Passage & Other Stories.


Visit the Foundation Website for information or send a $17 check to Garry Barker, 692 Orchard Rd., Flemingsburg, KY 41041. Postage included, autographed.

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