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Running on Red Dog Road : and other perils of an Appalachian childhood / Drema Hall Berkheimer.

Berkheimer, Drema Hall, (author.). Carr, Bailey. (Added Author). Read by Bailey Carr. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781541496477 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1541496477 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 01 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Bailey Carr.
Summary, etc.:
Gypsies, faith-healers, moonshiners, and snake handlers weave through Drema's childhood in 1940s Appalachia after her father is killed in the coal mines, her mother goes off to work as a Rosie the Riveter, and she is left in the care of devout Pentecostal grandparents. What follows is a spitfire of a memoir that reads like a novel with intrigue, sweeping emotion, and indisputable charm. Drema's coming of age is colored by tent revivals with Grandpa, poetry-writing hobos, and traveling carnivals, and through it all, she serves witness to a multi-generational family of saints and sinners whose lives defy the stereotypes. Just as she defies her own. Running on Red Dog Road is proof that truth is stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to life and faith in an Appalachian childhood.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Berkheimer, Drema Hall > Childhood and youth.
Christian biography > West Virginia > Beckley.

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