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The Freethinker’s Daughter
A Novel
By Jenny O'Neill

Set in 1833 Lexington, Kentucky, this historical coming-of-age novel for young readers features resonant themes and topics—slavery, abolition, racism, prejudice, class consciousness, a devastating epidemic, and deep personal loss—as its thirteen-year-old white female narrator fights injustice and uncertainty with integrity, love, and hope.

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Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This groundbreaking work of Black Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

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English Lit
Poems
By Bernard Clay

Affrilachian Poet Bernard Clay narrates his West-Side Louisville upbringing and the complexities of Black Appalachian identity in this debut collection of poems compiled from more than twenty years of work.

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Night Garden
A Novel
By Carrie Mullins

Set in rural Kentucky and told from the perspective of seventeen-year-old Marie Massey, this gut-wrenching novel about addiction and family ties offers an unflinching look at the opioid crisis and its devastating effects on a generation of young Americans.

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Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, his groundbreaking first volume of poems.

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Out of Nowhere
New and Selected Poems
By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Out of Nowhere is the first comprehensive collection of poetry by Kentucky writer Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, presenting sixty-six new poems and work from two previous letterpress collections.

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Affrilachia
Poems
By Frank X Walker

This groundbreaking work of Black Appalachian poetry portrays award-winning poet Frank X Walker’s journey growing up “Affrilachian” in rural Kentucky.

Cover of 'Out of Nowhere'

Out of Nowhere
New and Selected Poems
By Mary Ann Taylor-Hall

Out of Nowhere is the first comprehensive collection of poetry by Kentucky writer Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, presenting sixty-six new poems and work from two previous letterpress collections.

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Black Box
Poems
By Frank X Walker

In this collection of African American and Appalachian poetry, Frank X Walker continues the brilliant autobiographical journey of Affrilachia, his groundbreaking first volume of poems.

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Row by Row
Talking with Kentucky Gardeners
By Katherine J. Black

For two and a half years, Katherine J. Black crisscrossed Kentucky, interviewing home vegetable gardeners from a rich variety of backgrounds. Row by Row: Talking with Kentucky Gardeners is the result, a powerful compilation of testimonies on the connections between land, people, culture, and home.The people profiled here share a Kentucky backdrop, but their life stories, as well as their gardens, have as many colors, shapes, and tastes as heirloom tomatoes do.