In Mountain Tales and River Stories, Kosky’s short stories and tall tales are steeped in Appalachian and West Virginian history and folklore. He guides the reader into this neglected region and an almost forgotten way of existence, breathing life into old folk ballads, offering haunting, supernatural stories and earthy, humorous tall tales. You’ll feel yourself pulled, almost unwillingly, into stories about deer camps, wood hicks, fiddle tunes, and vengeful spirits. Down by the Kanawha River, speakeasies, river boats, fishing buddies, and roller derby girls entertain. Even the Mothman makes an appearance. Kosky mesmerizes with details so real you’ll swear you can hear the Banshee scream.