A Most Uninitiated Hillbilly

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In his moving memoir, Wallen Bean tells the story of his Appalachian boyhood during the Great Depression, giving us a glimpse of the "olden days"as they really were. We meet his extended family and a quirky cast of town characters who nourish him and give him the solid beginnings a boy needs to go off into the world. Wallen reaches for a larger life and he finds it, sort of, in college, where his rough-hewn Appalachian soul, a stunning combination of true goodness and hayseed naivety, is challenged. But he endures, even gets a girlfriend, and goes off to Boston University School of Theology.

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