Appalachian Mountain girl

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Academy Chicago Publishers, Dec 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 175 pages
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The story of the Bailey family's escape from the grueling Corbin Glow mines to find a better life in Letcher, Kentucky -- "the prettiest place in the world." With humor and warmth Rhoda Warren recounts the lives of these mining people whose religion and family values sustained them. When Rhoda marries and moves to New York, it seems that her dreams of a better life have been realized. Yet scenes of Letcher always "hovered in the backroads of her memory." When she revisits her homeland, this time as a "New Yorker, " she finds that Letcher is no longer the place of her memories.

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A fascinating account of a woman's life in poverty-stricken rural Appalachia in the 1930's. The community and time in which it existed are written with such particular detail that there is never any doubt of this story's importance. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
ARRIVING IN LETCHER
23
GOING TO SCHOOL
31
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

Warren is a newspaper editor and reporter.