- Series: Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia
- Paperback: 180 pages
- Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (July 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 082141920X
- ISBN-13: 978-0821419205
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,126,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Out of the Mountains: Appalachian Stories (Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia) Paperback – July 13, 2010
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About the Author
Meredith Sue Willis is the author of more than fifteen books, including novels for adults, novels for children, collections of short stories, nonfiction about the art of writing and her most recent Ten Strategies to Write Your Novel. She teaches novel writing at New York Universitys School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
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I need not have worried. In this finely-crafted collection of linked stories, Willis has made the transition with tales that mirror the changes that have taken place in the world she knows so well. Some of her characters leave the mountains; some stay but change their ways; others enter for the first time.
"Pie Knob" is a small but classic story of worlds colliding. In the end the bright, scrappy mountain woman and the cultured intellectuals who have found their way onto her terrain have come upon a common space.
In my favorite story, "On the Road with C.T. Savage," the ambitious Merlee and the unreconstructed C.T. have been divorced for twenty-five years. Still, it is Merlee that C.T. looks up to help him make that one last road trip. In this world, while many things may change, the connections deep-rooted people have with one another abide.