Guest Host: Rebecca Roberts

Family secrets can run deep — especially when you may be part Melungeon, the mythic mysterious mountain people of the rural Southeast. From personal experience, novelist Lisa Alther knows that whether you celebrate your indigenous link to the land or fear the rumors that your ancestors were six-fingered cave-dwelling child-snatchers, any examination of family roots is bound to turn up things wonderful, frightening, and downright hilarious.

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  • Lisa Alther Author, "Kinflicks: Falling Off The Family Tree - The Search for My Melungeon Ancestors" (Arcade Publishing)

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