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Recommended for Christmas!

True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia

Publishing by the JSF in 2019 and a great Christmas Gift for an adult, “True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia” is a full-color, 216-page book that captures the spirit of Christmas in 43 stories by 39 authors.

Another World: Ballet Lessons from Appalachia

This boundary-crossing JSF new release by Edwina Pendarvis views ballet through the eyes of twenty-four Appalachian women — most from the Tri-State area — who began their ballet lessons in childhood.

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Nov. 25 through Dec. 31: Receive a copy of Appalachian Christmas Stories with any website order over $50.00.

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Another World: Ballet Lessons from Appalachia

After five years of intense research and thoughtful writing, Jesse Stuart Foundation Board Member Edwina Pendarvis has published “Another World: Ballet Lessons from Appalachia.” This boundary-crossing book views ballet through the eyes of twenty-four Appalachian women — most from the Tri-State area — who began their ballet lessons in childhood. Ballet is not a dance form people generally associate with Appalachia, but it is central to the lives of [...]

Book reprints, Writers Workshop on agenda for 2024

For more than four decades, the Jesse Stuart Foundation has been preserving the human and literary legacy of one of America’s most popular and influential writers.  We have published more than 155 books, keeping Stuart’s books in print while also advancing the works of other Kentucky and Appalachian writers. With support from friends like you, the JSF has made important literature available to several generations of readers. As we [...]

By |November 16, 2023|Categories: James M. Gifford, Jesse Stuart Foundation|

Regional Readers group meeting Nov. 28

The Regional Readers book discussion group will meet on Tuesday, November 28 in the former JSF Conference Room (now Right Eye Graphics). Lunch and conversation at 1 p.m.; book discussion at 2:30 p.m. The November selection is Missing Christmas: My Life in the Depression and World War II by Jack D. Ellis. Ellis was one of almost 16 million soldiers who answered our country’s call during World War II.  [...]

Best Loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart

The Jesse Stuart Foundation has recently reprinted an attractive soft cover edition of “The Best-Loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart,” a collection of 34 stories with an introduction by Robert Penn Warren. First published in 1982, this was the last Stuart book during the noted author’s lifetime – although several have been published since his death on February 17, 1984. The stories in this volume reveal the broad range [...]

Missing Christmas

Following World War I, our nation entered a decade of national prosperity.  Businesses flourished, and the standard of living rose.  Jobs were plentiful and Americans were better fed, clothed, and housed than they had ever been before.  During the “Golden Twenties,” Americans also experienced profound changes in societal and moral values.  Our nation became more urban and industrial, and the protestant ethic was replaced, in many places, by a [...]

By |October 24, 2023|Categories: Appalachia, Jesse Stuart Foundation|


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