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"From the first pioneers who struggled west to make a home among our hills and hollows, our families have been our culture's backbone. The portrait of Appalachian life David Thompson paints is one familiar to generations of southern West Virginians. It is a history that should be saved and valued."
-U.S. Representative Nick Rahall (WV)
"As readers journey along in David Thompson's River of Memories, they uncover truths about themselves and gain a better understanding about life in Appalachia. This is especially true for those of us who have strong ties with its people, helping us appreciate our heritage even more."
-Shawn W. Coffman, M.D.
Huntington Internal Medicine Group
Posted May 24, 2003
David L. Thompson's River of Memories: An Appalachian Boyhood is an excellent book for men and women of all ages. It is honestly one of the very best books that I have ever read. Through his own memories, the author reveals the true Appalachian way of life that no longer exists. He reminds us of the importance of family, friends, and faith in God. This is one of those books that does something wonderful for the soul, and reveals many life lessons as well.
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Posted September 18, 2003
A soothing massage for my soul! That is how Rivers of Memories made me feel after read-ing this book. Love of family, love of country, meaning of sacrifices and need for painful experiences are protrayed in this book about authentic Appalachian hill culture cultureWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 3, 2003
In order for us to truly understand ourselves, we must look to our heritage. As Mr. Thompson recalls to his readers the vivid memories of an Appalachian childhood, he entangles them with the warmth of the heritage that may someday be forgotten. This work will possibly answer many questions of future generations who may ask 'what is Appalachia?'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.