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The perfect gift: We have plenty of great book options for the shopping season!

The recently JSF published True Christmas Stories from the Heart of Appalachia is a book that captures the spirit of Christmas in 43 true stories by 39 authors. Thirty-five of the stories are set in Kentucky and the others are from neighboring states. All of these powerful and well-written stories emanate from the heart of Appalachia, and many will attach themselves to your heart.


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Other Great Gift Ideas

Allan Eckert’s Winning of America Series

This Jesse Stuart Foundation best-selling series details accounts of frontiersmen and Native Americans and many dramatic events of the time period. Many years of research went into this popular series that also tells the story of wilderness America itself, its penetration and settlement.

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JSF New Releases & Featured Books

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Jesse Stuart Junior Books

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Christmas Themed

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Latest JSF News

JSF published book celebrates spirit of Christmas

ASHLAND, Ky. — In 2019, the Jesse Stuart Foundation published True Christmas Stories From the Heart of Appalachia, a book that captures the spirit of Christmas in 43 stories by 39 authors.  Thirty-five of the stories are from Kentucky and the others are from neighboring states. These stories are from the geographical heart of Appalachia, but, more importantly, they are from the emotional heart of the region.  Many share [...]

By |November 25, 2020|Categories: Jesse Stuart Foundation|

JSF best sellers ~ Nov. 16-22

#1 The Frontiersmen, Allan W. Eckert #2 (tie) Strength From the Hills, Jesse Stuart #2 (tie) Wilderness Empire, Allan W. Eckert #3 The Thread That Runs So True, Jesse Stuart #4 Growing Up in the Last Small Town, Bob Barnett #5 Kentucky Frontiersmen, Joseph A. Altsheler

By |November 23, 2020|Categories: Best Sellers|

Regional Readers plans meeting for Nov. 24

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Regional Readers book group plans to meet on Tuesday, November 24 in the JSF Conference Room.  Coffee and conversation at 2:00 pm; book discussion at 2:30 pm.  We will practice social distancing and wear masks.  The November selection is The Christmas Quilt by Thomas J. Davis.  A book of love, hope, and warmth, The Christmas Quilt is a compelling and tender account of a family [...]

By |November 23, 2020|Categories: Regional Readers|

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