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The Best Books About Kentucky 

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List of best books about Kentucky, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on Kentucky are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Kentucky bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about Kentucky. If you're looking for a list of top books on Kentucky then you're in the right place.

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This greatest Kentucky book list contains various bits of information, such as the author's names and what genre the books fall under. Most of these Kentucky books can be bought on Amazon with one easy click.

Kentucky is a topic that both Sidney Sheldon and Jude Deveraux have written books about, as have other fantastic authors.

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Hannah Coulter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Literary, Kentucky, Women

Genres (Book): Fiction

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Kinfolks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Gurney Norman

Subjects: Kentucky, United States of America, 20th century

Genres (Book): Fiction

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All that glitters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Gilbert Morris

Subjects: Kentucky, Fathers and Daughters

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Beyond Mammoth Cave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Roger Brucker

Subjects: Kentucky, Sports, Recreation

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The collected stories of... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Caroline Gordon

Subjects: Kentucky

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Three short novels is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Kentucky

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The blessing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Jude Deveraux

Subjects: Kentucky

Genres (Book): Romance novel, Fiction

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Legends Lake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
JoAnn Ross

Subjects: Horse racing, Ireland, Kentucky

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Two more stories of the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Kentucky

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Kentucky straight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Chris Offutt

Subjects: Kentucky

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Daniel Boone And The Wil... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Addington Bruce

Subjects: Kentucky, History of the Americas

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Recollected essays, 1965... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Kentucky, Civilization, United States of America, History of the United States, 20th century

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Two Gentlemen Of Kentuck... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
James Lane Allen

Subjects: Kentucky

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A place on earth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Literary, Kentucky

Genres (Book): Fiction

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That distant land is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Literary, Kentucky

Genres (Book): Fiction

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Watch with Me is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Kentucky

Genres (Book): Fiction

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The Reign of Law is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
James Lane Allen

Subjects: Literary, Kentucky, Literature, Classics

Genres (Book): Fiction

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Cloud chamber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Michael Dorris, Howard Myers

Subjects: Literary, Kentucky

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Children's literature, Fiction

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Famous people I have kno... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Ed McClanahan

Subjects: Kentucky, United States of America, 20th century

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The Grays is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Whitley Strieber

Subjects: Kentucky

Genres (Book): Speculative fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction

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The long-legged house is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Wendell Berry

Subjects: Kentucky, Civilization, 20th century

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Payne Hollow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Harlan Hubbard

Subjects: Kentucky, Agriculture, History of the Americas

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Reference

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Bitter Blood: A True Sto... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Jerry Bledsoe

Subjects: Social science, Criminology, Kentucky, Frederick Robert Klenner, North Carolina

Genres (Book): True crime

Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder is a non-fiction crime tragedy written by American author Jerry Bledsoe that reached #1 on the New York Times ...more
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Nancy Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
Bobbie Ann Mason

Subjects: Kentucky, Women

Genres (Book): Fiction

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The Blue-Grass Region of... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Kentucky
James Lane Allen

Subjects: China, Kentucky, Geography, History of the Americas, Asia