-Dr. Alan B. Gould, Executive Director
The John Deaver Drinko Academy
"From the first pioneers who struggled west to make a home among our hills and hollows, our families have been our culture's backbone. The portrait of Appalachian life David Thompson paints is one familiar to generations of southern West Virginians. It is a history that should be saved and valued."
-U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (WV)
"As readers journey along in David Thompson's River of Memories, they uncover truths about themselves and gain a better understanding about life in Appalachia. This is especially true for those of us who have strong ties with its people, helping us appreciate our heritage even more."
-Shawn W. Coffman, M.D.
Huntington Internal Medicine Group