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On Homesickness: A Plea
by Jesse Donaldson
West Virginia University Press, 2017
Paper: 978-1-946684-00-4 | eISBN: 978-1-946684-02-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3604.O5344O5 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.61

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
2017 Mountain Heritage Literary Festival Appalachian Book of the Year 

One day, Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland, Oregon, and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky. As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge, Donaldson examines both the place where he was born and the life he’s building.

The result is a hybrid—part memoir, part meditation on nostalgia, part catalog of Kentucky history and myth. Organized according to Kentucky geography, with one passage for each of the commonwealth’s 120 counties, On Homesickness examines whether we can ever return to the places we’ve called home.
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