Lynn Coffey at New Dominion May 22

Coming to New Dominion Bookshop:

Lynn Coffey will present selections from

Backroads, Plain Folk and Simple Livin’

Saturday, May 22 at 2:00 PM

For 25 years, from 1981 through 2006, Lynn Coffey published the monthly newspaper of the same title from her home at Love Gap, Virginia on the Blue Ridge Parkway. During this time she personally interviewed each of the people featured in the stories. When she retired, these same people kept asking if she would write something more permanent to preserve all the articles since they contained a rich history of their culture, a history and a tradition that was slipping away. Reminiscent of the Foxfire series, Backroads, Plain Folk & Simple Livin’ is a compilation of these stories, with personal interviews, activities, and crafts of the Appalachian culture. (The second book in a series is due out this November.)

Bestselling author Brad Herzog writes, “Backroads is a treasure trove of mountain lore, mountain humor, mountain history, mountain interests, and mountain concerns. But mostly, it is a loving account of mountain people.”

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