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Author Warren, Rhoda B.

Title Appalachian Mountain Girl : Coming of Age in Coal Mine Country / Rhoda Warren.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, 2005.


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Description 1 online resource (175 pages)
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Summary Appalachian Mountain Girl is a sensitive and beautifully written autobiographical account of a childhood in the coalmine district of Depression-era Kentucky. With humor and warmth—but without sentimentality—Rhoda Warren recounts the lives of these mining people whose religion and family values buttressed and sustained them. As a young girl, Rhoda began to catch glimpses of the world outside her narrow mountain community through the stories in True Confessions magazine and the pictures in the Montgomery Ward catalog—which to her seemed like “visions of a fairy world.” When Rhoda married and moved to a small town in New York State, it seemed that her dreams of a better life had been realized. Yet scenes of Letcher always “hovered in the back roads of her memory.” When she revisited her homeland, this time as a New Yorker, Rhoda found that Letcher was no longer the place of her memories.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.
Note Print version record.
Subject Warren, Rhoda B.
Coal miners -- Kentucky -- Letcher -- Biography.
Mountain life -- Kentucky -- Letcher Region.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Warren, Rhoda B. Appalachian Mountain girl. Chicago : Academy Chicago Publishers, 1998. 0897334647 (DLC)98026785
Standard No. 9781613732397
ISBN 9781613732397 (e-pub)
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