Book Review

Sometimes, a modern story can give new meaning and access to ancient Greek characters.
By Jennifer P. Brown
ancient greece
Madeline Miller's virtual appearance will kick off the seventh Big Read in Hopkinsville.
By Jennifer P. Brown
Poston wrote the fictionalized accounts of his childhood as a personal project during his newspaper career. The stories were first published as a collection a decade after his death.
By Jennifer P. Brown
Hopkinsville native bell hooks is among several dozen authors featured in the anthology that explores unique Appalachian struggles, questions, and values.
By The Daily Yonder
The anthology — meant to rebut J.D. Vance's controversial 2016 memoir “Hillbilly Elegy” — is praised for writing that shows a “region that fosters diverse lived experiences.”
By The Rural Blog
Walker, a Danville native whose reputation stretches far beyond the commonwealth of Kentucky, examines how relationships between fathers and sons can pass sorrow and strength from one generation to another.
By Constance Alexander
Founder and editor of the Hoptown Chronicle, Jennifer Brown, discusses Dean of Black Journalists Ted Poston on the WKMS program Sounds Good.
The collection features fictionalized accounts of Poston's childhood, growing up in the 1910s in segregated Hopkinsville. The author and his buddies play the heroes, often outwitting the white community, but also their black elders.
By Jennifer P. Brown
Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town" is the featured work for Hopkinsville's sixth Big Read.
By Jennifer P. Brown
Our Town Big Read graphic
The two-volume set of essays from Kentucky farmer and author Wendell Berry shows the both the complexity and consistency of the writer who "has called himself an agrarian, a pacifist, and a Christian — albeit of an eccentric kind."
By The Rural Blog
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