DAUGHTER OF APPALACHIA:  A MEMOIR
 BETSY EVELYN SLONE SUMMERS
DAUGHTER OF APPALACHIA:  A MEMOIR

Betsy Summers has written a delightful memoir about growing up in the mountains of rural West Virginia.  An eager and astute observer of nature, Betsy was keenly aware of the trees, birds, and animals that surrounded her world.  From her earliest years, Betsy helped family members as they raised their own hogs, grew their own vegetables, and gathered Linn honey from backyard beehives.
Betsy's story is uniquely American.  In Daughter of Appalachia Betsy describes the moment in time when the edges of "country living" were being nibbled away by the technological march of telephones and television.  And, though her childhood was molded by her close relationship with her parents and grandparents--particularly her grandmothers--Betsy's life was profoundly influenced as a college student when she met presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and--although unknowingly--participated in the first sit-in at the Diamond Department Store in downtown Charleston, West Virginia. 
Daughter of Appalachia
is a charming look back into American history, told with humor and grace, and would make the perfect gift for a loved one in your life, especially if that person grew up during the '40s and '50s.


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