Hill Women

Hill Women Finding Family and a Way Forward in the Appalachian Mountains - Thorndike Press Large Print Biography and Memoir

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"Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is one of the poorest counties in both Kentucky and the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Cassie Chambers grew up in these hollers and, through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains. Chambers's Granny was a child bride who rose before dawn every morning to raise seven children. Despite her poverty, she wouldn't hesitate to give the last bite of pie or vegetables from her garden to a struggling neighbor. Her two daughters took very different paths: strong-willed Ruth--the hardest-working tobacco farmer in the county--stayed on the family farm, while spirited Wilma--the sixth child--became the first in the family to graduate from high school, then moved an hour away for college. Marr

Book information

ISBN: 9781432879174
Publisher: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company
Imprint: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage company
Pub date:
Edition: Large print
DEWEY: 929.20973
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: cm
Weight: 522g
Height: 218mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 23mm