This tragic novel traces the barbarization of the white settlers of the Appalachian frontier, culminating in the destruction of the Cherokee nation and the moral corruption of its conquerors. Southern Classics Series.
About the Author
Caroline Gordon (1895-1981), a native of Kentucky, began her literary career in the 1920's after her marriage to poet Allen Tate. In 1929 her first story appeared. In 1931 her first novel, Penhally, was published. This was followed by three volumes of short fiction and eight more novels.
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This is a very good book-- straighforward writing style, interesting tale that could be biographical (I don't think it is in any way though). Some of the incidents in the book are very vivid and memorable; Gordon does not gloss over the horrors of the lives of the early settlers. If you are expecting Little House on the Prairie, beware-- this ain't it. This is my favorite of Gordon's novels (of the three I've read).