Lisa Alther

Lisa Alther was born and raised in the Appalachian town of Kingsport, Tennessee just 75 miles, as the crow flies, from the Tug Fork Valley, where the feud took place. The author of six bestselling novels, which have appeared in seventeen languages and sold over 6 million copies worldwide, she divides her time among Tennessee, New York City, and Vermont. Her family is related by marriage both to the McCoys and the Hatfields.