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The Kirkman Family Cycle

  • Look Back All the Green Valley
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    • Look Back All the Green Valley

    • The Kirkman Family Cycle (Volume 4)
      Fred Chappell
      Picador

    • A Southeast Booksellers Association Best Book of the Year

      Jess Kirkman returns to the North Carolina mountain town of his boyhood to tend to his ailing mother, and clean out his deceased...

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  • Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You
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    • Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You

    • The Kirkman Family Cycle (Volume 3)
      Fred Chappell
      Picador

    • Farewell, I'm Bound to Leave You is rich with the music of the Southern mountains and the stories of their people. Jess Kirkman's grandmother is dying, and Jess remembers the tales...

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  • Brighten the Corner Where You Are
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    • Brighten the Corner Where You Are

    • The Kirkman Family Cycle (Volume 2)
      Fred Chappell
      St. Martin's Press

    • This story of a day in the life of Joe Robert Kirkman, a North Carolina mountain schoolteacher, sly prankster, country philosopher, and family man, won the hearts of readers and reviewers across...

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Fred Chappell

Fred Chappell is the award-winning author of more than twenty books of poetry and fiction, including I Am One of You Forever, Brighten the Corner Where You Are, and Look Back All the Green Valley. He has received many major prizes, including the Bollingen Prize in Poetry from Yale University and the Award in Literature from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He lives with his wife, Susan in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Jan Hensley

Fred Chappell