"This book tells a very unique story and is very beautifully written." - Confessions of a Southern Mama
From the Author
In the opening chapters of the book, she finds herself starting a new life with nothing to her name - even the clothes on her back have been swiped from a stranger's clothesline. When she settles into a sleepy Arkansas town, her only other possession besides those ill-fitting clothes is a pocket knife, which she's used for everything from cutting her hair to digging up roots to eat.
Neena isn't the kind of person to worry about what she doesn't have; she simply does a mental inventory of the situation and what's around and then turns it into something useful or positive.
Her resourcefulness is something I aspire to in my own life, although my attempts seldom work out as well as hers. My chicken coop is a working example of how reality differs from fantasy - it's made from recycled parts and, while functional, it looks more like modern art than a working coop. I'm sure the chickens are hoping I succeed; I have my doubts.
Maybe I'll never reach my character's level of resourcefulness, but I can still aspire to be just like Neena when I grow up.
- Heather Huffman