From Publishers Weekly
Published 20 years ago and long out of print, this memoir is classic Americana that deserves renewed attention. It is a story of poverty and a family's struggle to stay together; of a youth's efforts to get an education. Pin Hook, in rural East Texas, was home to the Owens famiy. It was an isolated, unproductive farming community where everybody was dirt-poor and many were illiterate; where schooling took a back seat to working in the fields, and travel was by horse and wagon. The author came of age in the first quarter of this century, in a family of women who had lost most of their men; his only male relatives were brothers, an uncle and a cousin. This is a timeless portrait of growing up in America warm, funny, sadand when young William passes his college entrance examination, the reader is as elated as he is. (October
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The author's prose, like his people, is plain, sturdy, and admirable.
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