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Daughters of the Appalachians: Six Unique Women based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
If you are a storyteller, if you are interested in portraying historic characters, if you like good writing--then this slim volume is for you. Goodman creates six characters drawn from the strong women of her southwestern Virginia childhood mountain roots. Each tale can stand alone, but together they form a saga of the mountains that shaped the lives of these women. Their clear, strong voices resound from Goodman's pen lifting the women to the status of archetype rather than stereotype--even when she usees dialect in the telling. These six people become very real, with some, eerily real. As a read-aloud the book has gains power. Her ability to make the story 'live' in two worlds is a testament to her poetic abilities and skill as a teller. This is an unusaul volune--it makes the transition from page to stage quite well.I am waiting for the ultimate--to see Linda herself bring the women to life onstage.
This book had me laughing and crying over and over....what poignant stories! My favorite is the one about Dawg....I cried so hard over that story.