Of all the people documented by the Foxfire students since 1966, none has been more appealing to readers than Arie Carpenter. For all those who have read and cherished the Foxfire books, here is a loving portrait of a fondly remembered friend. This book is not just about Aunt Arie; it is Aunt Arie. In her own words, she discusses everything from planting, harvesting, and cooking to her thoughts about religion and her feelings about living alone. Also included are testimonials from many who knew her and a wealth of photographs.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Linda Garland Page, one of the original Foxfire students, was director of the Foxfire Press when it initially published Aunt Arie in cooperation with E. P. Dutton.
Eliot Wigginton founded the Foxfire program.
What People are Saying About This
The picture we get is of an unworldly woman who nonetheless had world enough and time to live wisely and generously.New York Times Book Review
[An] appealing record of a simple but fiercely independent life lived in Southern Appalachia.Washington Post Book World
Arie Carpenter is a favorite of Foxfire readers, and here is an entire book of her conversations, transcribed from tapes recorded at her home. Although Aunt Arie died in 1978, at the age of 92, her indomitable spirit is captured forever here in the moving text and pictures.Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is wonderful~ A must for anyone who enjoys writings about appalachian life.