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Regional Author Sets Debut Novel In Fictional Version Of Greenbrier County

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear another in our occasional series focusing on authors in the region. West Virginia author Mesha Maren’s debut novel Sugar Run is set in a fictional version of Greenbrier County and was described in the New York Times Book Review as “southern noir.”

Maren splits her time between North Carolina and West Virginia. She spoke to Eric Douglas via Skype to discuss the book.

Also on today’s show, Ohio-based duo Cave Twins, featuring David Mayfield on mandolin and Abby Rose on guitar, sing beautiful harmony with a heartfelt dose of encouragement. They have our Mountain Stage Song of the Week — “Keep on Singing.”

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University. Our Appalachia Health News project is made possible with support from CAMC and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Caitlin Tan, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson, Eric Douglas, Cory Knollinger, Emily Allen, and Roxy Todd.

Our news director is Jesse Wright. Our producer is Glynis Board, with help this week from Kara Lofton. Our host is Teresa Wills.