1024-squareSo Far Appalachia is part family biography and part memoir. While the story is my journey to understand what it means to be an Appalachian, I want to tell you a story about my family and the Appalachia that I’ve come to know.  The narrative follows my family from England in the 1600s through Pennsylvania gunsmith country and into the Cumberland region of central Appalachia.

But it’s not just the story of my family. So Far Appalachia is my attempt to understand who we are as Americans today, and how we can to be the people we are. To peel back the layers of mythologies about mountain men, rugged individuals, and hearty individualists, we have to be willing to shed the ideas we have that are based on incomplete notions.

The book will be out…soon-ish. For now, you can sign up for the newsletter, read about the book on my blog, or follow stories of Appalachia on the Facebook page.

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