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New Release!

Wit, Wisdom and Other Stuff labeled “storyteller supreme”

The JSF has released Wit, Wisdom & Other Stuff by Keith Kappes. The book is a collection of 125 commentaries Kappes wrote for a variety of community and regional newspapers in eastern Kentucky during his long, award-winning career in journalism.

This new release follows Kappes’ other collection of commentaries, The View From My Keyboard, published by the JSF in 2019.

WIT, WISDOM AND OTHER STUFF
THE VIEW FROM MY KEYBOARD

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