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Sheltering: Amy Jo Burns Talks Moonshine and Snake-Handling

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Sheltering: Amy Jo Burns Talks Moonshine and Snake-Handling

On this episode of Sheltering, Maris Kreizman speaks with Amy Jo Burns about her new novel, Shiner. Burns talks about loosely basing a character off her grandmother, the possible legalization of moonshine, and the skill of snake-handling. Her favorite local bookstore is Labyrinth Books; please purchase Shiner through their website or through Bookshop. From the episode: Maris Kreizman: Tell me about moonshining. Amy Jo Burns: I grew up in Northern Appalachia, in western Pennsylvania, and something I loved about growing up there was people taking a real pride in making something with their hands.  Moonshine came as a surprise to...

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