Mason Jars in the Flood & Other Stories

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Parkway Publishers, Inc., 2002 - 210 pages
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Mason Jars in the Flood is a collection of stories by an eminent storyteller, Gary Carden. The Appalachian Writers Association said, The Appalachian Writers Association said that Mason Jars in the Flood has a true, consistent voice and that there is an unforced, genuine feel to the events described by the author. In addition, Mason Jars in the Flood has a strong resonance of Appalachian spirit which remembers, in times of greatest happiness, ones who cannot share its joy, and, conversely, its sadness never obliterates the pleasure it once had. Gary Carden's work reflects the Appalachian culture which depends on a melancholy-tinged hope and whose people work under a resilience instilled in them from a tradition of necessity and faith. The Association selected Mason Jars as the Book of the Year in 2000.
 

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Contents

Mason Jars in the Flood
1
The Oil Truck 1945
15
Shazam
25
Babby
33
Getting Clean Away
42
Darcy Comes Home
50
Uncle Hoyt
58
NickNames
67
Tinys Curve
96
Harleys Dream
105
Old Hoss
118
The Belled Buzzard
129
Granny Stretches the Blanket
138
Blind Hodur
146
Christmas on Guinea Trot Ridge
162
Idaho
186

Foxie and Bear
73
The Sirens of Moony Creek
84
Dancing in the Dark
90
The Swinett
194
Uncle Reece Talks about His First Wife a poem
201
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