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Jim Minick

Jim Minick

Jim Minick is the author of four books, the most recent, The Blueberry Years: A Memoir of Farm and Family, won the Best Nonfiction Book of the Year from Southern Independent Booksellers Association. His novel, Fire Is Your Water, is due out in 2017. His work has appeared in many publications including Oxford American, Shenandoah, Orion, Poets & Writers, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Sun. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at Augusta University and Core Faculty in Converse College’s low-residency MFA program.

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The Delicious Origins of the Domesticated Blueberry

Frederick Coville and Elizabeth White, two strangers, domesticated the blueberry together. They valued beauty and worked to support local communities.