When Lucy Furman, a refined and educated young woman from western Kentucky, leaves her home on the Ohio River for a life of service at a settlement school in the Appalachian mountains, she doesn't quite know what to expect. What she learns from the boys on Troublesome Creek changes her forever.
This biography by Greta McDonough is part of the Kentucky Hero Series in MotesBooks' Think Young Collection. Recounting the life of a woman who lived in "both ends of the state," HER TROUBLESOME BOYS: THE LUCY FURMAN STORY explores life in the early 20th Century at the residential Hindman Settlement School in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The story provides a look inside the lives of rural mountain families long before modern conveniences came to the region. A book of regional historical significance for adults and suitable for young readers as well, this exceptionally-written tale entertains as it informs. (www.MotesBooks.com)