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A big thank you to @williammorrowbooks and @tlcbooktours for The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash.
I cannot wait to fit it into my reading schedule.
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It isn’t often that we can offer an absolutely FREE event with such HUGE literary names: @bakerkline & @wileycashauthor ....this is going to be amazing! #apieceoftheworld #orphantrain #thelastballad
See you at 6pm, Asheville! ⛰👋🏻#Repost  @malapropsbookstore with @repostapp ・・・ It isn’t often that we can offer an absolutely FREE event with such HUGE literary names: @bakerkline & @wileycashauthor ....this is going to be amazing! #apieceoftheworld  #orphantrain  #thelastballad 
It isn’t often that we can offer an absolutely FREE event with such HUGE literary names: @bakerkline & @wileycashauthor ....this is going to be amazing! #apieceoftheworld #orphantrain #thelastballad
Book 9, 2018: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved Cash's debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home. His writing is stark, yet exquisite. This novel focuses on the labour movement in the American South circa 1929, based on the true story of Ella Mae Wiggins.

Has #bookstagram made me pick better books or have I just gotten lucky so far in 2018?

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Book 9, 2018: The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash. ⭐⭐⭐⭐ I loved Cash's debut novel, A Land More Kind Than Home. His writing is stark, yet exquisite. This novel focuses on the labour movement in the American South circa 1929, based on the true story of Ella Mae Wiggins. Has #bookstagram  made me pick better books or have I just gotten lucky so far in 2018? #bookstagram  #readinglife  #wileycash  #thelastballad 
Title: The Last Ballad
Author: Wiley Cash
Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book left me speechless, but I’m probably biased. I’m a sucker for North Carolina fiction and books set during/based on real events. Combine that with this author’s powerful storytelling and I’ve got a new addition to the short list of books I want to recommend to everybody. 
#wileycash #thelastballad #recommended #readthisbook
Title: The Last Ballad Author: Wiley Cash Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This book left me speechless, but I’m probably biased. I’m a sucker for North Carolina fiction and books set during/based on real events. Combine that with this author’s powerful storytelling and I’ve got a new addition to the short list of books I want to recommend to everybody. #wileycash  #thelastballad  #recommended  #readthisbook 
I have now read every book by Wiley Cash and officially love his writing. I deeply connect with his characters and am so happy to see the south I know portrayed accurately (mind you the book is set mostly in the 1929). The south has had progress, but the characters in The Last Ballad are so similar to the real people I have decided to dedicate my time and energy to serve, the elderly. Seniors in the south are often stereotyped as racist and bigoted (and some are), but I see so much kindness from my seniors on a daily basis and it inspires me to be a better person.
I have now read every book by Wiley Cash and officially love his writing. I deeply connect with his characters and am so happy to see the south I know portrayed accurately (mind you the book is set mostly in the 1929). The south has had progress, but the characters in The Last Ballad are so similar to the real people I have decided to dedicate my time and energy to serve, the elderly. Seniors in the south are often stereotyped as racist and bigoted (and some are), but I see so much kindness from my seniors on a daily basis and it inspires me to be a better person.
“There is an old saying that every story, even your own, is either happy or sad depending on where you stop telling it. I believe I'll stop telling this one here” .
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Like many people, I didn’t know anything about Ella May Wiggins until I read this book. She was a poor, uneducated mill worker in North Carolina who earned a meager $9/week in exchange for relentless labour that routinely steals fingers and wrecks lives. When union leaflets started circulating, Ella May had a taste of hope, a yearning for a better life for her kids. She attended one meeting not knowing that she would be the face and voice of the union, singing folk songs to rouse the strikers (more on my highlighted stories)
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It had multiple point of views which all came together nicely in the end, creating depth and dimension. I liked that it highlighted many topical issues and it’s nuances. It was much more than just factory work conditions. Cash tackled racial discrimination in America’s south, the dynamics of the ‘white-trash’ community, wealth inequality and communism. I’ve talked about communism before on my instastories (and got thrashed for it!) but it was interesting to find out that the communist party was one of the most outspoken advocate for the abolition of Jim Crow laws, an end to lynching, and the rights of workers to demand fair wages and safe working conditions. .
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I do feel that the story needed to show more of the power that Ella May finds through her lyrics and the effect her singing had on the strikers. Though it is a fictionalized account of Ella May’s life, I was slightly disappointed the author almost halved the number of kids she gave birth to. It does bring the question of whether authors have ‘poetic license’ to edit historical events/key personalities. That aside, I think as a child of the south, Wiley Cash did a pretty brilliant job in reviving the memory of a phenomenal woman who was a workers’ rights activist, civil rights activist and a feminist way before those terms were staples of the American progressive movement .
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Many thanks to @faberbooks for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review
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#KenyanBibliophile #EllaMayWiggins #TheLastBallad
“There is an old saying that every story, even your own, is either happy or sad depending on where you stop telling it. I believe I'll stop telling this one here” . . Like many people, I didn’t know anything about Ella May Wiggins until I read this book. She was a poor, uneducated mill worker in North Carolina who earned a meager $9/week in exchange for relentless labour that routinely steals fingers and wrecks lives. When union leaflets started circulating, Ella May had a taste of hope, a yearning for a better life for her kids. She attended one meeting not knowing that she would be the face and voice of the union, singing folk songs to rouse the strikers (more on my highlighted stories) . . It had multiple point of views which all came together nicely in the end, creating depth and dimension. I liked that it highlighted many topical issues and it’s nuances. It was much more than just factory work conditions. Cash tackled racial discrimination in America’s south, the dynamics of the ‘white-trash’ community, wealth inequality and communism. I’ve talked about communism before on my instastories (and got thrashed for it!) but it was interesting to find out that the communist party was one of the most outspoken advocate for the abolition of Jim Crow laws, an end to lynching, and the rights of workers to demand fair wages and safe working conditions. . . I do feel that the story needed to show more of the power that Ella May finds through her lyrics and the effect her singing had on the strikers. Though it is a fictionalized account of Ella May’s life, I was slightly disappointed the author almost halved the number of kids she gave birth to. It does bring the question of whether authors have ‘poetic license’ to edit historical events/key personalities. That aside, I think as a child of the south, Wiley Cash did a pretty brilliant job in reviving the memory of a phenomenal woman who was a workers’ rights activist, civil rights activist and a feminist way before those terms were staples of the American progressive movement . . Many thanks to @faberbooks for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review . #KenyanBibliophile  #EllaMayWiggins  #TheLastBallad 
It was so cold here today. And I get it, it’s cold most days in winter, but I felt it in my bones today. Sigh. Welcome to Canada! 🇨🇦 •
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To brighten up my day, and to infuse a little warmth, I chose this photo of The Last Ballad to think on warmer times. This cover legit makes me feel like it is my home. Because this is pretty much what where I come from looks like: prairie, farmland, beautiful and ever-changing blue sky, and dirt roads. •
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Fun fact: the picture of the cows is actually of highland cows in Scotland. It was my grandmother’s (and possibly belonged to someone else in our family before her), and it makes me think of Scotland and my family, as that’s where a lot of my lineage came from. I’ve actually been to Scotland twice, and I honestly don’t think anyone can have been to Scotland too much!
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Do you know where your family originally came from? Or have they always been in pretty much the same spot? Are there any item or items that make you feel particularly nostalgic for an ancestral country (or even just a place)?
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#historicalfiction #thelastballad #wileycash #ya #youngadult #yafiction #ireadya #bookstagram #bookish #bookworm #bibliophile #bookphotography #bookshelf #bookstabeavers #booksandshares #booklover #bookdragon #bookphoto #booknerd #booknerdigan #bookstagrammer #booksofinstagram #readmore #bookdragon#bookishfeatures #bookishpost #bookgeek #bookcover
It was so cold here today. And I get it, it’s cold most days in winter, but I felt it in my bones today. Sigh. Welcome to Canada! 🇨🇦 • • To brighten up my day, and to infuse a little warmth, I chose this photo of The Last Ballad to think on warmer times. This cover legit makes me feel like it is my home. Because this is pretty much what where I come from looks like: prairie, farmland, beautiful and ever-changing blue sky, and dirt roads. • • Fun fact: the picture of the cows is actually of highland cows in Scotland. It was my grandmother’s (and possibly belonged to someone else in our family before her), and it makes me think of Scotland and my family, as that’s where a lot of my lineage came from. I’ve actually been to Scotland twice, and I honestly don’t think anyone can have been to Scotland too much! • • Do you know where your family originally came from? Or have they always been in pretty much the same spot? Are there any item or items that make you feel particularly nostalgic for an ancestral country (or even just a place)? • • #historicalfiction  #thelastballad  #wileycash  #ya  #youngadult  #yafiction  #ireadya  #bookstagram  #bookish  #bookworm  #bibliophile  #bookphotography  #bookshelf  #bookstabeavers  #booksandshares  #booklover  #bookdragon  #bookphoto  #booknerd  #booknerdigan  #bookstagrammer  #booksofinstagram  #readmore  #bookdragon #bookishfeatures  #bookishpost  #bookgeek  #bookcover 
Welcome to 2018, where my resolution is to actually get back to reading regularly! 🙈 Queue this beautiful piece of nonfiction which has me completely engrossed. Ella May's life paints a picture that is timelessly poignant and utterly heartbreaking. This was a lucky impulse purchase for a book club I just started, and it's turning out to be a perfect book to start the new year. It's a  reality check to remember how fortunate I am and how much I take for granted. 1.4.18 #reading #newyear #betterme #resolution #bookclub #icr #bookstagram #bookcover #nonfiction #wileycash #thelastballad
Welcome to 2018, where my resolution is to actually get back to reading regularly! 🙈 Queue this beautiful piece of nonfiction which has me completely engrossed. Ella May's life paints a picture that is timelessly poignant and utterly heartbreaking. This was a lucky impulse purchase for a book club I just started, and it's turning out to be a perfect book to start the new year. It's a reality check to remember how fortunate I am and how much I take for granted. 1.4.18 #reading  #newyear  #betterme  #resolution  #bookclub  #icr  #bookstagram  #bookcover  #nonfiction  #wileycash  #thelastballad 
Here's my January#tbr . My goal this year is to read more ebooks, so I'll hopefully add one of those each month. I also need to read more from my TBR shelves, and stop buying so many new books! At least until I catch up a little 😉
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QOTD: What are your 2018 reading goals?
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Review of @wileycashauthor  The Last Ballad up on the blog now! #bookstagram #thelastballad #northcarolina #appalachia #appalachianliterature
A reminder that everybody has a story. #TheLastBallad
“You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight.” @elizabeth_gilbert_writer .
Taking time to enjoy a good #book and delicious #coffee @therooseveltcoffeehouse .
#asseenincolumbus #expcols #cbus #cbuslife #lifeincbus #columbus #columbusohio #ohio #614 #wileycash #wileycashbooks #thelastballad
@wileycashauthor talking about his latest novel The Last Ballad. One of the three most important books to me this year. I’m excited after hearing hints of his next project. #wileycash #thelastballad #writersaretherealrockstars
@wileycashauthor is in #atlanta to speak about his award winning novel #thelastballad #writer
Let’s celebrate #mapmonday with a non-fictional map this time! Throwback to one of my November reads: The Last Ballad

#bookstagrambasics #bookstagram #thelastballad #gastoncounty #historicalfiction
I’m sharing my thoughts on 6 books I read last month Check it out 👆🏻. Still chugging along on my GoodReads reading goal. I think I can, I think I can!🚂📚🚂📚 (http://www.momadvice.com/post/november-2017-must-reads)
I’m sharing my thoughts on 6 books I read last month Check it out 👆🏻. Still chugging along on my GoodReads reading goal. I think I can, I think I can!🚂📚🚂📚 (http://www.momadvice.com/post/november-2017-must-reads)
A tad late posting, but here's my haul from the October @pagehabit #historicalfiction box with bonuses after I won a contest with them. Love the pillow case! #mypagehabit #wileycash #thelastballad #ya #youngadultbooks #fantasy #peternellevanarsdale #thebeastisananimal #shortstory #nightingale #jeancopeland #bookbox #bookstagram
Kylie Meets Wiley! Third grader Kylie met '96 Alum and New Times bestselling author, @wileycashauthor Wiley Cash at his book signing! Thanks Kylie for rockin the 50th Anniversary tee!
#gastondayschool #gastonday50 #wileycash #southernwriters #loraymill #novels #gardenandgun #thelastballad #gogaston #gastonia #northcarolina #ncwriter
Ugh, it’s been a while. I’ve just been busy, but I’m going to do my best to get back to posting!
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Here’s my @pagehabit unboxing from October. I got the historical fiction book (and also won an extra book! 😊)
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Included: ▪️annotated copy of The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash ▪️The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale
▪️The Nightingale by Jean Copeland
▪️library card pillowcase
▪️Einstein quote bookmark
▪️Hello, Lucky magnetic bookmarks
▪️Jack-I-lantern keychain
▪️donation info
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I also posted a review on my blog! Link in my bio. 😊
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#booksofinstagram #book #bookstagram #bookworm #bookaholic #booknerd #bookphotography #bibliophile #bookblogger #bookish #booklover #bookcover #igbooks #igreads #ireadya #yalit #bookishcommunity #pagehabit #pagehabitunboxing #thelastballad #thebeastisananimal #bookbox
Ugh, it’s been a while. I’ve just been busy, but I’m going to do my best to get back to posting! . Here’s my @pagehabit unboxing from October. I got the historical fiction book (and also won an extra book! 😊) . Included: ▪️annotated copy of The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash ▪️The Beast is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale ▪️The Nightingale by Jean Copeland ▪️library card pillowcase ▪️Einstein quote bookmark ▪️Hello, Lucky magnetic bookmarks ▪️Jack-I-lantern keychain ▪️donation info . I also posted a review on my blog! Link in my bio. 😊 . . . #booksofinstagram  #book  #bookstagram  #bookworm  #bookaholic  #booknerd  #bookphotography  #bibliophile  #bookblogger  #bookish  #booklover  #bookcover  #igbooks  #igreads  #ireadya  #yalit  #bookishcommunity  #pagehabit  #pagehabitunboxing  #thelastballad  #thebeastisananimal  #bookbox 
Yesterday, Ms. Davis, my kindergarten teacher, came to see me. When I was a child, she was the voice of aspiration and personal responsibility. I was only 5 or 6, but I knew and still know that this is what she taught and what she expected of her students. I have two girls slightly younger than I was then, and I hope they have many Ms. Davises. I'm so fortunate to have had mine.  #wileycash  #thelastballad
Yesterday, Ms. Davis, my kindergarten teacher, came to see me. When I was a child, she was the voice of aspiration and personal responsibility. I was only 5 or 6, but I knew and still know that this is what she taught and what she expected of her students. I have two girls slightly younger than I was then, and I hope they have many Ms. Davises. I'm so fortunate to have had mine. #wileycash  #thelastballad 
New fiction featured in today's New York Times Book Review looks great! And look at how many are SIGNED copies!! Completely anticipated these awesome reviews. ❤️📚 #signedbooks #newyorktimesbookreview #johnbanville #mrsosmond #andyweir #artemis #wileycash #thelastballad #agathachristie #murderontheorientexpress #matthewweiner  #heatherthetotality #markhelprin #parisinthepresenttense #georgeandlizzie #nancypearl
Screenshot of what the New York Times Book Review is tweetin' 'bout these days.  #wileycash  #thelastballad
This Saturday (Nov. 18th) we will be hosting Wiley Cash for a discussion and signing. Wristband pickup starts at 9am the morning of the event! #bnevents #bnavlmall #wileycash #thelastballad  @wileycashauthor
This Saturday (Nov. 18th) we will be hosting Wiley Cash for a discussion and signing. Wristband pickup starts at 9am the morning of the event! #bnevents  #bnavlmall  #wileycash  #thelastballad  @wileycashauthor
And I hope to see you on Saturday, #Asheville.  #wileycash  #thelastballad
#Hickory NC, I hope to see you on Friday night!  #wileycash  #thelastballad
~The Last Ballad ~
In 1929, a pregnant single mother with five children played a pivotal part in the strikes of southern textile mill workers. After losing four of her nine children and being abandoned by her husband, Ella May Wiggins worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for a $9 weekly paycheck. They were protesting not just low wages but also filthy, unsafe working conditions and extreme production requirements. Ella was white, but lived in an African American community, comprised of small shacks and relied on a neighbor to look after her children. Her friendships with her neighbors, many of whom were fellow mill workers, aided her in recruiting them for an integrated protest.  Ella serenaded strikers with her protest ballads such as: "A Mill Mother's Lament":
We leave our homes in the morning
We kiss our children goodbye
While we slave for the bosses
Our children scream and cry... But understand all, workers
Our union they do fear
Let's stand together, workers
And have a union here

This novel tells Ella May`s story through the eyes of many different characters. I have to say, I did not always like the players in this story, but it’s to be expected that the characters are natural,  flawed, and in some cases a bit seedy too. There are the greedy mill owners, the corrupt law men, and the zealous union leaders, among others. Ella May is gritty, tough, and also brave to lay everything on the line for the union's cause and justice.Tension builds as events progress towards the climax of the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, NC. The author brings to light a woman and her contributions to workers rights that have been a quiet if not forgotten part of American history. 
Thanks to Bookperk Page Turners & @williammorrowbooks for an ARC to review. 
#thelastballad #wileycash #igreads #historicalfiction❤unite #historicalfiction #americanhistory #bookish#booknerd #readersofinstagram #bookstagramer #bookphotography #booksofinstagram #booklover #bookaddict #bibliophile #bookcover #bookworm #bookstagram #bookishfeatures #bookblogger #bookreview
~The Last Ballad ~ In 1929, a pregnant single mother with five children played a pivotal part in the strikes of southern textile mill workers. After losing four of her nine children and being abandoned by her husband, Ella May Wiggins worked 12 hours a day, 6 days a week for a $9 weekly paycheck. They were protesting not just low wages but also filthy, unsafe working conditions and extreme production requirements. Ella was white, but lived in an African American community, comprised of small shacks and relied on a neighbor to look after her children. Her friendships with her neighbors, many of whom were fellow mill workers, aided her in recruiting them for an integrated protest. Ella serenaded strikers with her protest ballads such as: "A Mill Mother's Lament": We leave our homes in the morning We kiss our children goodbye While we slave for the bosses Our children scream and cry... But understand all, workers Our union they do fear Let's stand together, workers And have a union here This novel tells Ella May`s story through the eyes of many different characters. I have to say, I did not always like the players in this story, but it’s to be expected that the characters are natural, flawed, and in some cases a bit seedy too. There are the greedy mill owners, the corrupt law men, and the zealous union leaders, among others. Ella May is gritty, tough, and also brave to lay everything on the line for the union's cause and justice.Tension builds as events progress towards the climax of the Loray Mill strike in Gastonia, NC. The author brings to light a woman and her contributions to workers rights that have been a quiet if not forgotten part of American history. Thanks to Bookperk Page Turners & @williammorrowbooks for an ARC to review. #thelastballad  #wileycash  #igreads  #historicalfiction ❤unite #historicalfiction  #americanhistory  #bookish #booknerd  #readersofinstagram  #bookstagramer  #bookphotography  #booksofinstagram  #booklover  #bookaddict  #bibliophile  #bookcover  #bookworm  #bookstagram  #bookishfeatures  #bookblogger  #bookreview 
@sierranevada it's the most wonderful time of the year.  #beer  #wileycash  #thelastballad
If you're looking for an amazingly comfortable pair of boots I can vouch for the Earls from @tecovas. I left Spokane at 9 am on Friday and missed my connection in Salt Lake City and didn't arrive home in North Carolina until 11 am on Saturday. I spent a little more than 24 hours in these boots, walking all over Salt Lake City, visiting @kingsenglishbookshop, seeing the Mormon Temple, and catching a @utahjazz game before taking a redeye home. These boots kept me comfortable and happy during my nonstop travel and walking, and when I arrived home and took them off after 24 hours I looked forward to putting them on again.  #wileycash  #thelastballad  #tecovas  #boots
If you're looking for an amazingly comfortable pair of boots I can vouch for the Earls from @tecovas. I left Spokane at 9 am on Friday and missed my connection in Salt Lake City and didn't arrive home in North Carolina until 11 am on Saturday. I spent a little more than 24 hours in these boots, walking all over Salt Lake City, visiting @kingsenglishbookshop, seeing the Mormon Temple, and catching a @utahjazz game before taking a redeye home. These boots kept me comfortable and happy during my nonstop travel and walking, and when I arrived home and took them off after 24 hours I looked forward to putting them on again. #wileycash  #thelastballad  #tecovas  #boots 
Good morning, #ATL. Can I go home now?  #thelastballad  #wileycash
My phone storage told it was time to catch up on the absurd amount of podcasts I had downloaded so my reading time was overtaken for a couple weeks, but I am so happy to be spending this time in the park with this book taking me to 1929 North Carolina.
My phone storage told it was time to catch up on the absurd amount of podcasts I had downloaded so my reading time was overtaken for a couple weeks, but I am so happy to be spending this time in the park with this book taking me to 1929 North Carolina.
While leafing through the latest edition of Our State magazine, we saw this feature on author Wiley Cash, who just happens to be scheduled for a book signing at our local Barnes & Noble November 17. That night, a portion of the proceeds will go to our non-profit if you let them know that you're there for the Historical Association bookfair! You may also order online from 11/17 - 11/22 and enter the bookfair ID #12238267
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Cash's latest book takes a real-life look at Ella May Wiggins in mill town Bessamer City in the late 20s as she fights for better working conditions and a better life. Join us in November 17 at B&N in Hickory, NC! @wileycashauthor @ourstatemag @barnesandnoble #booksigning #thelastballad #milltown #nonprofitlife #hickorync #loraymill #catawbacounty #828isgreat
While leafing through the latest edition of Our State magazine, we saw this feature on author Wiley Cash, who just happens to be scheduled for a book signing at our local Barnes & Noble November 17. That night, a portion of the proceeds will go to our non-profit if you let them know that you're there for the Historical Association bookfair! You may also order online from 11/17 - 11/22 and enter the bookfair ID #12238267  . . Cash's latest book takes a real-life look at Ella May Wiggins in mill town Bessamer City in the late 20s as she fights for better working conditions and a better life. Join us in November 17 at B&N in Hickory, NC! @wileycashauthor @ourstatemag @barnesandnoble #booksigning  #thelastballad  #milltown  #nonprofitlife  #hickorync  #loraymill  #catawbacounty  #828isgreat 
Next up: Wiley Cash's The Last Ballad! Already enjoying! 
#thelastballad #wileycash #ncauthor #northcarolinaauthor #bookstagram #instabook @wileycashauthor #bibliophile #williammorrow @williammorrowbooks #booklove #travelingsistersread
Passionate and inspirational keynote address by @wileycashauthor tonight. If you haven’t read his latest, The Last Ballad, you have to check it out! #fc17 #ncwn #wileycash #thelastballad #warmblanketbooks
#verseandvino in charlotte was awesome! And i got to meet some amazing authors like nikki giovanni!! #bookstagram #thelastballad #beekman1802 #evenifitkillsher #loveandotherconsolationprizes #agoodcry
What a magical night with authors including those two fabulous fiction writers, @wileycashauthor and @jamiefordofficial - such a a treat.  #verseandvino #verseandvino2017 #publiclibrary #plcmc #writers #bestsellingauthor #thelastballad #loveandotherconsolationprizes
This Thursday, we’re throwing it back to last week’s event with staff favorite Wiley Cash. His new book, THE LAST BALLAD, tells a lost-to-time tale of poverty, equality, and activism, all set in Cash’s beloved Gastonia, NC. Visit the shop for a signed copy of #TheLastBallad, and check out our blog for an insightful Q&A with Wiley. | #tbt #authorevent #bookstagram #supportindies
This Thursday, we’re throwing it back to last week’s event with staff favorite Wiley Cash. His new book, THE LAST BALLAD, tells a lost-to-time tale of poverty, equality, and activism, all set in Cash’s beloved Gastonia, NC. Visit the shop for a signed copy of #TheLastBallad , and check out our blog for an insightful Q&A with Wiley. | #tbt  #authorevent  #bookstagram  #supportindies 
Thank you, @robinkallink for the 350 that came to see @ahoffmanwriter, Nicole Krauss, and me in Greenwich CT.  #thelastballad  #wileycash
Thank you, @robinkallink for the 350 that came to see @ahoffmanwriter, Nicole Krauss, and me in Greenwich CT. #thelastballad  #wileycash 
Ella May’s Moonpies! #thelastballad
Home for Halloween with these amazing three, but it's back on the road today.  #wileycash  #thelastballad
Thank you, Phoenix Women's Board, for giving me the opportunity to spend two days in the desert with wonderful people like yourselves and @adrianatrigiani @roccodispirito #davidgrann & #craigjohnson. Flying home to my sweet family for some Halloween time before I hit the road again.  #wileycash  #thelastballad
Thank you, Phoenix Women's Board, for giving me the opportunity to spend two days in the desert with wonderful people like yourselves and @adrianatrigiani @roccodispirito #davidgrann  & #craigjohnson . Flying home to my sweet family for some Halloween time before I hit the road again. #wileycash  #thelastballad 
@interabangbooks is a new #indiebookstore in #Dallas and it's just incredible. #literarydallas #thelastballad #wileycash
#Dallas tonight I'll be at @deepvellumbooks with my friend Ben Fountain at 7 pm. Please come see us. #literarydallas #deepvellum #wileycash #thelastballad
THIS THIS THIS is why I wrote #thelastballad. Thank you, @ourstatemag.  #wileycash  #authorsofinstagram  #ourstate
@mcibooks thank you for packing the house at this morning's event!  #wileycashbooks #wileycash #thelastballad
Join us Saturday at 3 pm as we welcome New York Times bestselling author and North Carolina native Wiley Cash! He will be discussing amd signing his new book, The Last Ballad. .
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Such a cozy looking combo here.
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Thanks to @williammorrowbooks for the copy!
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The Last Ballad by @wileycashauthor (released October 3rd)
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"Set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events, that chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice."
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This was a beautifully written book that captures the violence and hardships that one woman went through in her fight to bring justice. This is a work of historical fiction focusing on the labor strike in a mill town of North Carolina in the 1920s. .
Ella May Wiggins played a huge role in the fight for better pay and more safety in mills. The characters come to life and the reader is thrust into their world. This was definitely an immersive read.
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I give this one 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5!
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My full review will be up on my blog later tonight!
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Such a cozy looking combo here. . . Thanks to @williammorrowbooks for the copy! . . The Last Ballad by @wileycashauthor (released October 3rd) . . "Set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events, that chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice." . . This was a beautifully written book that captures the violence and hardships that one woman went through in her fight to bring justice. This is a work of historical fiction focusing on the labor strike in a mill town of North Carolina in the 1920s. . Ella May Wiggins played a huge role in the fight for better pay and more safety in mills. The characters come to life and the reader is thrust into their world. This was definitely an immersive read. . . I give this one 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5! . . My full review will be up on my blog later tonight! . . #bookstagram  #bookcollection  #booklover  #bibliophile  #newreleases  #newbooks  #williammorrow  #wileycash  #thelastballad  #jessicamapreviews  #booksofinsta  #booksofig  #igbooks  #igreads  #booksofinstagram 
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I am so excited to share my review of The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash on the blog today. (Link in profile) This five star historical fiction novel was fantastic. Ella May Wiggens is such a strong female character and I loved reading about her strength and convictions. Along with the many other interweaved characters throughout the book.
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Thank you to @williammorrowbooks for generously providing me with a review copy of this book. The Last Ballad released on October 3 so you can go right now and read it.
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I am so excited to share my review of The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash on the blog today. (Link in profile) This five star historical fiction novel was fantastic. Ella May Wiggens is such a strong female character and I loved reading about her strength and convictions. Along with the many other interweaved characters throughout the book. . Thank you to @williammorrowbooks for generously providing me with a review copy of this book. The Last Ballad released on October 3 so you can go right now and read it. . @wileycashauthor #thelastballad  #readlikerachael  #bookstagrammer  #bookstagram  #badassbookbabes  #bookishfeatures  #bookstagramfeature  #bibliophile  #bookblogger  #bookreview  #bookblogger 
Ease into the week with a clip from @wileycashauthor's new novel, The Last Ballad.
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Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill’s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May’s best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find.
When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county’s biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement—a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town—indeed all that she loves.
Seventy-five years later, Ella May’s daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929.
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Listen to an audio clip of The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash! This haunting tale is available now. (And watch today's Story for pics of Wiley on book tour.) #bookish #audiobook #thelastballad #booksagram #bookclubs
Ease into the week with a clip from @wileycashauthor's new novel, The Last Ballad. 📚 Twelve times a week, twenty-eight-year-old Ella May Wiggins makes the two-mile trek to and from her job on the night shift at American Mill No. 2 in Bessemer City, North Carolina. The insular community considers the mill’s owners—the newly arrived Goldberg brothers—white but not American and expects them to pay Ella May and other workers less because they toil alongside African Americans like Violet, Ella May’s best friend. While the dirty, hazardous job at the mill earns Ella May a paltry nine dollars for seventy-two hours of work each week, it’s the only opportunity she has. Her no-good husband, John, has run off again, and she must keep her four young children alive with whatever work she can find. When the union leaflets begin circulating, Ella May has a taste of hope, a yearning for the better life the organizers promise. But the mill owners, backed by other nefarious forces, claim the union is nothing but a front for the Bolshevik menace sweeping across Europe. To maintain their control, the owners will use every means in their power, including bloodshed, to prevent workers from banding together. On the night of the county’s biggest rally, Ella May, weighing the costs of her choice, makes up her mind to join the movement—a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town—indeed all that she loves. Seventy-five years later, Ella May’s daughter Lilly, now an elderly woman, tells her nephew about his grandmother and the events that transformed their family. Illuminating the most painful corners of their history, she reveals, for the first time, the tragedy that befell Ella May after that fateful union meeting in 1929. 📚 #Repost  @williammorrowbooks (@get_repost) ・・・ Listen to an audio clip of The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash! This haunting tale is available now. (And watch today's Story for pics of Wiley on book tour.) #bookish  #audiobook  #thelastballad  #booksagram  #bookclubs 
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A packed house for @radneyfoster and me, and a podcast with @riverjordanlife for Clear Story Radio. Pretty good day in #Nashville at @sofestofbooks. #wileycash #thelastballad
#Repost  @wileycashauthor (@get_repost) ・・・ A packed house for @radneyfoster and me, and a podcast with @riverjordanlife for Clear Story Radio. Pretty good day in #Nashville  at @sofestofbooks. #wileycash  #thelastballad 
A packed house for @radneyfoster and me, and a podcast with @riverjordanlife for Clear Story Radio. Pretty good day in #Nashville at @sofestofbooks. #wileycash #thelastballad
A packed house for @radneyfoster and me, and a podcast with @riverjordanlife for Clear Story Radio. Pretty good day in #Nashville  at @sofestofbooks. #wileycash  #thelastballad