"One time at the University of Colorado, at a faculty dinner, this professor said to me, 'Well, my goodness, a boy from Appa-LAY-chee-a with a Ph.D.!' The dinner was in her house. And I said, 'My grandparents didn't have indoor plumbing, but they had more books in their house than you do'."
An interview with Charles Frazier here. Thirteen Moons excerpt here.