River Of Earth / Edition 1

River Of Earth / Edition 1

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by James Still
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0813113725

ISBN-13: 9780813113722

Pub. Date: 12/28/1978

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

First published in 1940, James Still's masterful novel has become a classic. It is the story, seen through the eyes of a boy, of three years in the life of his family and their kin. He sees his parents pulled between the meager farm with its sense of independence and the mining camp with its uncertain promise of material prosperity. In his world privation, violence

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First published in 1940, James Still's masterful novel has become a classic. It is the story, seen through the eyes of a boy, of three years in the life of his family and their kin. He sees his parents pulled between the meager farm with its sense of independence and the mining camp with its uncertain promise of material prosperity. In his world privation, violence, and death are part of everyday life, accepted and endured. Yet it is a world of dignity, love, and humor, of natural beauty which Still evokes in sharp, poetic images. No writer has caught more effectively the vividness of mountain speech or shown more honestly the trials and joys of mountain life.

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ISBN-13:
9780813113722
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
12/28/1978
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
195,788
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.56(d)

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River Of Earth 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
-I think the book was a wonderfull example of family life at the time it was written. It does a good job healping you to see what the young boy in the book sees.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago