Set at the time of the western migration from Piedmont Virginia to her native Kentucky, Ms. Roberts's novel recounts the heroism of the Kentucky pioneer. Roberts was that rare thing, a true artist.. She was one of the indispensables.-Robert Penn Warren. Southern Classics Series.
About the Author
Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941) was born in Kentucky and was a lifelong student of its history. She published her first book, a collection of poetry, in 1915. This was soon followed by short stories, more poetry, and several novels, most of which examine the experience of the Kentucky pioneer.
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"Lucid and arresting, rhythmical, fresh in phrasing and construction, giving always the effect of effortless arrangement." —New York Times