Active Voice: Writers Respond

Bonnie Proudfoot, Author, "Goshen Road"

Episode Summary

Ohio author Bonnie Proudfoot discusses and reads passages from her debut novel with Active Voice host and producer Katie Bausler. Goshen Road is told through the alternating voices of a working class family in rural Appalachia over the course of a generation. The book holds stories of a far from easy life in a time of societal transition in one of the most culturally rich and misunderstood parts of the United States.

Episode Notes

Ohio author Bonnie Proudfoot discusses and reads passages from her debut novel with Active Voice host and producer Katie Bausler. Goshen Road is told through the alternating voices of a working class family in rural Appalachia over the course of a generation. The book holds stories of a far from easy life in a time of societal transition in one of the most culturally rich and misunderstood parts of the United States. 

Bonnie Proudfoot moved to the Appalachian region in 1979 and has lived there since, teaching for many years at Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. She is a fiction writer, a poet, and a glass artist proud to be associated with the Women of Appalachia project. Her novel, Goshen Road  was named Book of the Year from the Writer's Conference of Northern Appalachia, is a Women's National Book Association's Great Group Reads selection,  and was long listed for the 2021 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best Debut Novel. Learn more about the author and where to find her book here: https://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Goshen+Road

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