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Family of earth : a Southern mountain childhood / Wilma Dykeman.

Dykeman, Wilma, author. (Author). Morgan, Robert, 1944- writer of foreword. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Butler PL - Butler 921 DYKEMA (Text) 73174005031409 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
North Webster Comm. PL - North Webster 92 DYK (Text) 72436000117691 Adult nonfiction Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 921 DYKEMAN (Text) 78731000493638 New Material Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781469630540 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781469629148 (pbk : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]

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Summary, etc.: Discovered as a typewritten manuscript only after her death in 2006, Family of Earth allows us to see into the young mind of author and Appalachian native Wilma Dykeman (1920-2006), who would become one of the American South's most prolific and storied writers. Focusing on her childhood in Buncombe County, Dykeman reveals a perceptive and sophisticated understanding of human nature, the environment, and social justice. And yet, for her words' remarkable polish, her voice still resonates as raw and vital. Against the backdrop of early twentieth-century life in Asheville, she chronicles the touching, at times harrowing, story of her family's fortunes, plotting their rise and fall in uncertain economic times and ending with her father's sudden death in 1934 when she was fourteen years old. Featuring a new foreword by fellow North Carolinian Robert Morgan, Family of Earth stands as a new major literary work by a groundbreaking author.
Subject: Dykeman, Wilma.
Authors, American > North Carolina > Biography.

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