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Winner of the 2021 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University (for all three Canard County books)
Cover of 'Pop'

Pop
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

The third and final novel in Robert Gipe’s renowned Canard County series, Pop follows three generations of a family as they reckon with the changing landscape of Appalachia during the Trump era.

Finalist, 2019 Weatherford Award in Fiction · Winner of the 2021 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University (for all three Canard County books)
Cover of 'Weedeater'

Weedeater
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

Weedeater picks up six years after the end of Robert Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, and continues the story of the people of Canard County, Kentucky, living through the last hurrah of the coal industry and battling with opioid abuse. The events it chronicles are frantic, but its voice is filled with humor and grace.

Finalist, 2019 Weatherford Award in Fiction · Winner of the 2021 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University (for all three Canard County books)
Cover of 'Weedeater'

Weedeater
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

Weedeater picks up six years after the end of Robert Gipe’s first novel, Trampoline, and continues the story of the people of Canard County, Kentucky, living through the last hurrah of the coal industry and battling with opioid abuse. The events it chronicles are frantic, but its voice is filled with humor and grace.

Winner of the 2016 Weatherford Award in Fiction · Finalist, 2018 Judy Gaines Young Book Award · Winner of the 2021 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University (for all three Canard County books)
Cover of 'Trampoline'

Trampoline
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

When Dawn Jewell—fifteen, restless, curious, and wry—joins her grandmother’s fight against mountaintop removal mining in spite of herself, she has to decide whether to save a mountain or save herself; be ruled by love or by anger; remain in the land of her birth or run for her life. Inspired by oral tradition and punctuated by Gipe’s raw and whimsical drawings Trampoline is a powerful portrait of a place.

Winner of the 2016 Weatherford Award in Fiction · Finalist, 2018 Judy Gaines Young Book Award · Winner of the 2021 Judy Gaines Young Book Award from Transylvania University (for all three Canard County books)
Cover of 'Trampoline'

Trampoline
An Illustrated Novel
By Robert Gipe

When Dawn Jewell—fifteen, restless, curious, and wry—joins her grandmother’s fight against mountaintop removal mining in spite of herself, she has to decide whether to save a mountain or save herself; be ruled by love or by anger; remain in the land of her birth or run for her life. Inspired by oral tradition and punctuated by Gipe’s raw and whimsical drawings Trampoline is a powerful portrait of a place.