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Monday, January 13, 2020

Memoir Monday...

 After rising from poverty to earn two Ivy League degrees, an Appalachian lawyer pays tribute to the strong “hill women” who raised and inspired her, and whose values have the potential to rejuvenate a struggling region. Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is one of the poorest counties in both Kentucky and the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills... Cassie Chambers grew up in these hollers and, through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains.

Published this past week by Ballantine Books, Hill Women by Cassie Chambers gives us another book that follows the journey of a determined girl to rise from her very humble beginnings and make a different life for herself. This has gotten great reviews so far from early reviewers. It's on my wishlist!


shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

A great recommendation, thanks

Sandra K321 said...

This sounds like a very interesting book. I just added it to my Goodreads "Want to Read" list.

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