Consortium Books

From the Front Lines of the Appalachian Addiction Crisis

"These stories are treated with a tender awareness of what it means to live in Appalachia and be navigating drug addiction as human beings caught in cycles of suffering. Great advice in a way that is really meaningful to read. I can't recommend this book more highly." - Joanne Conger

Covid-19 Conspiracy Theories

"Bodner, Welch and their co-authors do an excellent -- and incredibly timely -- job of exploring the nature and background of conspiracy theories, their associations with infectious diseases, and the particular flavors of the conspiracies rising up around COVID. The book is highly readable, seamlessly written -- despite its six co-authors -- and deeply fascinating. It's also quite disturbing. If you weren't worried about the the anti-vaxx movement, the rise of QAnon, and the role of social media in spreading dangerous misinformation before you read the book, you surely will be by the time you've finished it." - Andrew Maynard

Fall or Fly: The Strangely Hopeful Story of Foster Care and Adoption in Appalachia

"Welch writes of the difficulties and frustrations that the coalfields of the Appalachians face in attempting to care for the children whose biological parents have lost their way. From red tape and greed to good intentions and generosity, she clearly covers them all. This both will both break and warm your heart." - Laine