Book discussion group

Meetings: Last Tuesday of the month, from March through November (no meetings Dec., Jan., Feb.)
Time: Coffee and conversation 2 p.m.; book discussion 2:30 p.m.

For nearly twenty years, Regional Readers have been reading and discussing books with Appalachian or Kentucky themes, or books written by Appalachian or Kentucky authors. From time to time, an author joins us for our discussion.

The book group is open to all and new members are always welcome. We encourage suggestions for the reading lists.

For more information, contact Judith Kidwell at 606.326.1667 or e-mail

We practice social distancing and wear masks at our Regional Readers meetings. The March and April 2020 meetings were postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic (selections were discussed at the May meeting).

2020 Book List

Nov. 24: The Christmas Quilt (Thomas J. Davis)

Oct. 27: Bloody Ground: Stories of Mystery and Intrigue from Kentucky (authors Hal Blythe and Charlie Sweet)

Sept. 29: The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio (Terry Ryan)

Aug. 25: Dimestore: A Writer’s Life (Lee Smith)

July 28: At Home in the Heart of Appalachia (author John O’Brien)

June 30: Above the Waterfall (author Ron Rash)

May 26: Discussed March and April selections

April 28: The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek (author Kim Michele Richardson)

March 31: Growing up in the Last Small Town: A West Virginia Memoir (author Bob Barnett)