Buckhannon, West Virginia: The Perfect Birthplace

A community in the Allegheny foothills nurtured novelist Jayne Anne Phillips’ talent for storytelling

A tractor with the West Virginia flag attached to the back makes it way down Main Street in Buckhannon, West Virginia. (Jeff Swensen)
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Jayne Anne Phillips was a 2009 National Book Award finalist in fiction for her latest novel, Lark and Termite.


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