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Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy
Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll, editors
WestVirginia Appalachian sm

The popularity of Hillbilly Elegyhas shaped the idea of Appalachia for many outside of the region. Appalachian Reckoning is a retort, at turns rigorous, critical, angry, and hopeful, to the long shadow J.D. Vance's book has cast over the region and its imagining.

But it also moves beyond Hillbilly Elegy to allow Appalachians from varied backgrounds to tell their own diverse and complex stories through an imaginative blend of scholarship, prose, poetry, and photography.

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