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The Appalaches

Novelist, song-writer, poet, Steven Cope presents us with one-thousand-and-one Appalaches, his name for these lively and original proverbs...

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In Killdeer's Field

...serious stuff, highly intellectual, though straight from the heart of this man forever linked in spirit, soul, and body to the Appalachian mountains...

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The Furrbawl Poems

All of Cope’s poems from 1973-1993 not previously collected. The book chronicles Cope’s development as a poet...

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The Book of Saws

These are fables and tales like none you've ever read before. Here you'll find the wisdom of the ages distilled from copper coils and coal veins...

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Sassafras

An unexpected winter storm descends on the small town of Jolene, Kentucky, and with it a chill of fear and uncertainty when two of the town's children...

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Crow!

More than 200 poems to delight, entertain, and educate youngsters from 6 to 90 years. Illustrated by Julie Baumgardner, Steve's younger sis...

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The White Doors

Inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo. Inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo.

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Clover's Log

A thematic collection following a persona introduced in Cope’s first volume of poetry, In Killdeer's Field. Though there are indeed lighter...

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The Mad Reverend

in The Mad Reverend, Cope gives us a startling collection of poems in the words of one who he says is "not so much a person as a state of mind."...

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The Frogville Skits

Doloremque laudantium, totam rem aperiam, eaque ipsa quae. Inventore veritatis et quasi architecto beatae vitae dicta sunt explicabo.

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Empty Spot

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The Appalaches or Talking Down a Hole

Novelist, song-writer, poet, Steven Cope presents us with one-thousand-and-one Appalaches, his name for these lively and original proverbs or aphorisms that express basic truths, often with humor, but always with great insight and a rapier-like intelligence. Readers may enjoy this book in small samples over many sittings, but only if they can resist devouring it cover-to-cover the first time it's opened.

Reviews for The Appalaches

Paul Prather --

 “While I wouldn't attribute divine inspiration to Steven Cope's writing (any more than I would my own), these pithy sayings put me in mind of the Bible's proverbs; they're witty, dead-accurate, and thought-provoking. I can think of 1,001 reasons you should buy--and read--this book.”

 

From The Appalaches

157--Better to visit foolishness than to invite it into your home.

189--One should at least pretend to be less pretentious.

224--Teach a child who he is if you expect him to be somebody.

261--Weathermen are employed to misstate the obvious.

295--A stick is not a tree, though it be pasted with leaves.

364--Bacon and eggs do not come from the same cow.

418--A man can go home again, if the relatives haven't destroyed it.

724--The feeble jogger is heroic.

932--A show of religion is no different than any other show.

995--If more people drove sheep, there would be far fewer accidents.

© 2010, 71 pages, softcover; This book will be available from Amazon or directly from the publisher. To inquire about ordering a copy signed by the author, please e-mail info@stevenrcope.com

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