Elaine Fowler Palencia

Brier Country

Praised by James McConkey as "unique and yet part of an American Tradition that includes . . . the fiction of Eudora Welty and Flannery O'Connor, and reaches back to Mark Twain," Palencia is known for her trademark wit, ear for dialogue and sense of place.

Selected Works

Nonfiction
Poetry
Palencia's third poetry chapbook illuminates her Appalachian short story collections.
Sequel to Taking the Train
Fiction
A short story collection set in eastern Kentucky.
Returns to Blue Valley, the fictional location in eastern Kentucky of the highlyacclaimed Small Caucasian Woman.

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