Katy Epler

The List – ‘Hillbilly Elegy’


Vance’s fascinating memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, is a mix of admiration and love for his Appalachian forebears, and anguish at the toll those hill-country values have taken on family life, not only his own but his community’s. Far from boring, it’s also bleakly frank, paying homage to his culture’s many strengths while decrying the self-inflicted mindset that keeps them down.

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The List – A Fiction Roundup

When it comes to fiction, it makes more sense to me to just share with you what I’ve read recently, tell you what I found interesting or noteworthy about it, and let you pursue it or not as you see fit.

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