“A YOUNG WRITER OF IMMENSE GIFTS . . . One of the best books I have ever read about contemporary life in the mountains of southern Appalachia. . . . I could see and feel Free Creek, and the mountain above it.”–LEE SMITHAfter his mother is killed, ...
r> After his mother is killed, four-year-old Clay Sizemore finds himself alone in a small Appalachian mining town. At first, unsure of Free Creek, he slowly learns to lean on its residents as family. There’s Aunt Easter, who is always filled with a sense of foreboding, bound to her faith above all; quiltmaking Uncle Paul; untamable Evangeline; and Alma, the fiddler whose song wends it way into Clay’s heart. Together, they help Clay fashion a quilt of a life from what treasured pieces surround him. . . .
“A long love poem to the hills of Kentucky. It flows with Appalachian music, religion, and that certain knowledge that your people will always hold you close. . . . Like the finely stitched quilts that Clay’s Uncle Paul labors over, the author sews a flawless seam of folks who love their home and each other.” –Southern Living
“Unpretentious and clear-eyed . . . A tale whose joys are as legitimate as its sorrows.” –The Roanoke Times
I am a fan of Appalachia regional literature but this book was a disappointment. If it wasn't for the fact that I was reading it for a book club I would have quit reading it. The regional descriptions were nice but the story itself was just veryI am a fan of Appalachia regional literature but this book was a disappointment. If it wasn't for the fact that I was reading it for a book club I would have quit reading it. The regional descriptions were nice but the story itself was just very boring....Continua Nascondi