Mountain Path Harriette Simpson Arnow
  • Title: Mountain Path
  • Author: Harriette Simpson Arnow
  • ISBN: 9780813115
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mountain Path Harriette Simpson Arnow Mountain Path Masterfully wrought and keenly observed Mountain Path draws on Harriette Simpson Arnow s experiences as a schoolteacher in downtrodden Pulaski County Kentucky deep in the heart of Appalachia prior
    Masterfully wrought and keenly observed, Mountain Path draws on Harriette Simpson Arnow s experiences as a schoolteacher in downtrodden Pulaski County, Kentucky, deep in the heart of Appalachia, prior to WWII Far from a quaint portrait of rural life, Arnow s novel documents hardships, poverty, illiteracy, and struggles She also recognizes a fragile cultural richness, oneMasterfully wrought and keenly observed, Mountain Path draws on Harriette Simpson Arnow s experiences as a schoolteacher in downtrodden Pulaski County, Kentucky, deep in the heart of Appalachia, prior to WWII Far from a quaint portrait of rural life, Arnow s novel documents hardships, poverty, illiteracy, and struggles She also recognizes a fragile cultural richness, one characterized by those who like open fires, hounds, children, human talk and song instead of TV and radio, the wisdom of the old who had seen all of life from birth to death, and which has since been eroded by the advent of highways and industry In Mountain Path, Arnow exquisitely captures the voices, faces, and ways of a people she cared for deeply, and who evoked in her a deep respect and admiration.
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    About Harriette Simpson Arnow


    1. Harriette Arnow July 7, 1908 March 22, 1986 was an American novelist, who lived in Kentucky and Michigan from


    219 Comments


    1. I haven t finished reading this book yet, but I m very much enjoying it My Dad hailed from the same Kentucky community as the author, and, in fact, his family knew her family fairly well well enough to be upset when the author used our family name as the name for one of the families in the book I can fully attest, though, that we were never moonshiners or vigilantes Apparently, the author had to embellish the story for the publisher, which changed the tale from one about everyday life in Appalac [...]

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    2. This is an amazing story of a girl from small town Kentucky trying to make something of her life, only to realize that Kentucky was her life after all Only when she embraces her roots does she begin to know herself.

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    3. Enjoyed it very much was glad to find it in electronic form so I could read it Imagery had me right in the hills from where my family hails from.

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    4. Out of print, but worth finding at your library A moonshiner and a teacher and Appalachia.

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