Bobi Conn w/ Dr. Chad Berry VIRTUAL

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 7:00pm

Join us for a free virtual event with author Bobi Conn and Dr. Chad Berry!

Bobi Conn was raised in a remote Kentucky holler in 1980s Appalachia. She remembers her tin-roofed house tucked away in a vast forest paradise; the sparkling creeks, with their frogs and crawdads; the sweet blackberries growing along the road to her granny‚Äôs; and her abusive father, an underemployed alcoholic whose untethered rage and violence against Bobi and her mother were frighteningly typical of a community marginalized, desperate, and ignored. In the Shadow of the Valley is a clear-eyed and compassionate memoir of the Appalachian experience by a woman who embraced its astonishing beauty, narrowly escaped its violence, and struggles to call it home.

Dr. Chad Berry is the former Chair of the Appalachian Studies program at Berea College, and is now the Vice President for Alumni and College Relations.

 

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In the Shadow of the Valley: A Memoir Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781542004169
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Published: Little a - May 1st, 2020

A clear-eyed and compassionate memoir of the Appalachian experience by a woman who embraced its astonishing beauty, narrowly escaped its violence, and struggles to call it home.


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