The Mountain's Silent Cry is a picture of a fictional family, the Pittmans, living in the remote reaches of the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the 1940's. The region is experiencing great changes: new conveniences, new technologies, new ideas. Daniel and Helen treasure the old ways and traditions. They know these values are crucial to survival in this rugged land. But their children are drawn to new ways of thinking and doing. The Pittman family is torn between the need to cling to heritage, against the temptation to seek a vague but alluring future.
While the town and characters are fictional, the tension is very real, even today. Modern families will also identify with the conflict of old versus new as one generation transitions to another.
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About the Author
Phil Evaul grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. He and his wife, Melinda, have two grown children and three fabulous grandchildren. He enjoys exploring back roads (which drove his young children crazy) and taking photos of derelict barns and rustic settings, many of which can be seen at www.melindaevaul.com. He is Pastor of Sale Creek Independent Presbyterian Church, in Sale Creek, TN. His wife has authored a very fine book, "Grow Old With Me" available in paperback and for e-readers.