Aunt Arie: A Foxfire Portrait

Aunt Arie: A Foxfire Portrait


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807843772
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 07/30/1992
Edition description: 1
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 755,465
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.

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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

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful~ A must for anyone who enjoys writings about appalachian life.