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Ap·pa·la·chi·a

 (ăp′ə-lā′chə, -shə, -lăch′ə)
A region of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. It is home to many rural communities.
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Appalachia

(ˌæpəˈleɪtʃɪə)
n
(Placename) a highland region of the eastern US, containing the Appalachian Mountains, extending from Pennsylvania to Alabama
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Ap•pa•la•chi•a

(ˌæp əˈleɪ tʃi ə, -tʃə, -ˈlætʃ i ə, -ˈlætʃ ə)

n.
a region in the E United States, in the area of the S Appalachian Mountains, usu. including NE Alabama, NW Georgia, NW South Carolina, E Tennessee, W Virginia, E Kentucky, West Virginia, and SW Pennsylvania.
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Noun1.Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
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Instead, Russell has created a living, breathing tapestry of Appalachian life that is filled with voices both ancient and youthful.
The role of institutions in Appalachian life is made vivid in poems such as Jeff Daniel Marion's gentle "Song for Wood's Barbeque Shack in McKenzie, Tennessee" and Kathryn Stripling Byer's "Precious Little," a damning indictment of the masculine assumption of dominance in the world of the literary elite.
Van Eerden manages a truthful re-creation of Appalachian life, one which still preserves the dignity of her characters.

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