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"It's Not My Mountain Anymore" Paperback – Large Print, July 1, 2011
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By Barbara Taylor Woodall
Published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia, Inc.
Western North Carolina
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Top Customer Reviews
We also witness growth in the mountains as with he own growth and maturity.
The ever changing world tries to accompany change in society. Many feel we have lost so much valuable lessons of time that we need to recapture a portion of it.
I would recommend this for discussion groups, plus, just pleasant reading.
There are some 'rough' slang words but basically clean enough reading.
I am glad I had the opportunity to read this book to get a more modern take on the area and the ongoing changes. It is, I suppose, inevitable that change (or "progress") must arrive to any area, any group of people, and as the author notes, some change can be positive.
The author's "voice" is delightful. Her mother had a strong sense of humor and clearly her daughter inherited a love of laughter and an ability to inspire it.
Despite the sections dealing with negative emotions left by land development, economic changes, and other issues, one is not left feeling "down" after finishing the book. The author's sense of hope and faith is strong and keeps the book from becoming a memorial of "the way things once were" but rather an expression of how much was and is worthwhile and is worth preserving or restoring.
I am not a religious person at all. The author clearly has a strong faith and it is expressed in the book, but it is not preachy or proselytizing in the least. Her quiet yet strong belief is somehow reassuring and comforting.
I obtained this book for free for the Kindle and will be strongly considering purchasing an actual copy for my library.
For me, the most important part of this book was the ability of the author to tell a compelling story while she was also creating an entertaining experience for her readers. There were a few slow spots in this book, but the writing was well thought out and I was able to enjoy the book without ever thinking of giving up before the end. This is an emotional book filled with the remembrance of days gone by and some really wonderful descriptive language. I liked it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book made me long to belong to this mountain culture. It seems this culture is being destroyed by' progress' though. What a shame.Published 24 days ago by Kristie Leigh Maguire
I take this book to read when I am waiting for doctor, dentist etc very interesting little book, good readPublished 2 months ago by Jewel S
This w a s a very interestin book. Especially people from the south!Published 6 months ago by leenniece
This is a GREAT READ !!! I would have loved growing up in the environment that THIS book reveals to the reader. It was such a more wholesome place in time. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kim Cofer
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. History, story line; it had it all. Thanks for a story about the people and the area my family came from.Published 12 months ago by joav19
Enjoyed this one very much. Well written. Since I have loved Foxfire books for years, it was a pleasant surprise to see the connection between the author and Foxfire. Read morePublished 14 months ago by marym
I really like this book, and since I know the area makes it more enjoyable.Published 17 months ago by Helen Wright