- Paperback: 108 pages
- Publisher: Degan Music; 1st edition (January 13, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0985015802
- ISBN-13: 978-0985015800
- Package Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,708,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Look Up at the Hawks Paperback – January 13, 2012
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Susan Stamberg (NPR): 'It's interesting Ruth Morgan Smith's tone is never one of great frustration, or anger, yet her life was tough... what is that experience in Nebraska, of lying down and looking up at the hawks, circling?'. Vivian Smith: 'There's this feeling of the vastness of everything, you feel very close to nature, and that's where ruth drew a lot of strength...' --National Public Radio, 'All Things Considered'
'The direct route Ruth's plain speech plainly spoken takes to our feelings is overwhelming and wonderful.' --Kenneth Yellis, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
'Ruth Smith was a hard-working, big-hearted Nebraska farmwoman. Many of Ruth Smith's eighty-four years were hard ones, particularly in the 1930's, when droughts, dust storms and floods devastated her home and land. But she survived each setback with undiminished faith and good cheer. Ruth's story -- in her own words -- forms the basis of a fascinating story that combines the talents of three generations of the Smith family.' --Voice of America Radio
About the Author
RUTH MORGAN SMITH wrote with insight and humor during the 1930's and 40's about her own life on the Nebraska plains and that of her homesteading family in the 1800's. VIVIAN DOUGLAS SMITH, a Northern Virginia writer, edited and arranged the writings given to her by her mother-in-law, and originally presented them as a program with her daughter, Debi. DEBI SMITH, a professsional soloist singer/songwriter, is a member of the theatre-touring musical group, The Four Bitchin' Babes, as well as a member of The Smith Sisters with her sister Megan. She has written songs based on her grandmother's writings which are available as a separate CD under the same title ('Look Up at The Hawks'). Debi initiated, designed, and co-edited both publications.
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