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Our Neighbor to the South

This is my last post for CLPTeensburgh. At the end of the month I will be moving with my family to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia. I’m going to miss CLP, but I am looking forward to being a West Virginia girl.

People make a lot of ignorant jokes about West Virginia, but it is truly an amazing place.

It was the birthplace of many awesome people, including Pearl S. Buck, author of The Good Earth and winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize for Literature, actress Jennifer Garner, African-American educator and author Booker T. Washington, J. T. Woodruff, lead singer in one of my favorite bands, Hawthorne Heights, and not to mention my wonderful husband..


It is also the setting in many great books, including Shiloh, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1991, NY Times Best Seller  The Glass Castle, and National Book Award finalist Lark and Termite: A Novel.

You can find other books set in West Virginia, as well as any other location, at bookssetin.com.

In addition, Super 8, a movie I am very excited to see, was filmed in Weirton, West Virginia, not even an hour from Pittsburgh!

So yeah, West Virginia is a very cool place. Take me home, country roads!

Eva, CLP – Allegheny

One Response

  1. Farewell, Eva! Thanks so much for all of your hard work and best of luck in West Virginia. I visited Harper’s Ferry this Summer and it was quite beautiful.

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