Pilgrimage to Dollywood (Morales)

Helen Morales. Pilgrimage to Dollywood: A Country Music Road Trip through Tennessee. Chicago, Il.: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 192 pages. Hardcover. $22.50.

The travelogue Pilgrimage to Dollywood by Helen Morales is an enjoyable book for academics, intellectuals, and readers who love Dolly Parton, if they are able to overlook some unpleasantness that could offend a number of Southern readers. All of that may seem a strange combination, but for that niche audience who loves learning, Dolly Parton, and is willing to forgive judgmental tones at times, it is a pleasurable tale.

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Elizabeth Glass holds Masters degrees in Creative Writing and Counseling Psychology. She received an Emerging Artist Award in Literary Arts from the Kentucky Arts Council, and a grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her writing has appeared in Still: The Journal, River Teeth’s “Beautiful Things” series, New Plains Review, Writer’s Digest, The Chattahoochee Review, and other journals. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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