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Appalachian Homesickness: KY Author Returns Home for Book Tour

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Here’s a question:  Is it easier to feel that sense of nostalgia for home when we don’t have to deal with the day-to-day reality of living there?

In this episode of West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from Jesse Donaldson, who wrote an entire book based on the tension between his own mixture of romance and reality of his memory and longing for home in Kentucky. 

Donaldson spoke about his project with Inside Appalachia’s Jessica Lilly.

And we’ll hear how one West Virginia community is making strides in finding a cure for Friedreich's Ataxia disease. FA is a neuromuscular disorder that affects one in 50,000 people in the United States.