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Bonnie Proudfoot

Bonnie Proudfoot moved to the Appalachian region in 1979 and has lived there since, teaching for many years at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. She is a fiction writer, a poet, and a glass artist. This is her first book.

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Listed in: Appalachia · Fiction · West Virginia

Selected for the Women's National Book Association's Great Group Reads program. · Longlisted for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best Debut Novel · Winner of the 2022 Writers Conference of Northern Appalachia (WCoNA) Book of the Year
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Goshen Road
A Novel
By Bonnie Proudfoot

Set from the late 1960s through the early 1990s, this elegiac, unvarnished, and empathetic novel captures one working-class family in rural West Virginia as they balance on the dividing line between Appalachia old and new, with sisters Dessie and Billie Price as its urgently beating heart.

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