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The Resource Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers, Joyce Dyer, editor

Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers, Joyce Dyer, editor

Label
Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers
Title
Bloodroot
Title remainder
reflections on place by Appalachian women writers
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Dyer, editor
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bloodroot is a perennial wildflower, native to the Appalachian region, that bears a single white flower in early spring. Its root contains a poisonous alkaloid, yet the reddish sap it exudes possesses healing powers. Could any image be more perfect for the mix of pain and pleasure that informs the memoirs of the women in this volume?" "Over the past 150 years, some of the most beautiful and powerful voices in American letters have emerged from this hardscrabble region. In Bloodroot thirty-five of these voices describe Appalachia with poignancy, eloquence, forthrightness, and humor."--BOOK JACKET
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/9287/0975
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS286.A6
LC item number
B57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers, Joyce Dyer, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flowering ivy / Shelia Kay Adams -- Border states / Lisa Alther -- The mountains dark and close around me / Maggie Anderson -- Sound / Marilou Awiakta -- Root hog, or die / Artie Ann Bates -- Deep water / Kathryn Stripling Byer -- Good questions / Jo Carson -- Paradise in Price Hollow / Lou V.P. Crabtree -- All this, and honeysuckles too / Doris Diosa Davenport -- Mutant in bandana / Hilda Downer -- "The past is never dead. It's not even past" / Wilma Dykeman -- Women born to be strong / Sidney Saylor Farr -- Salt-water geechee mounds / Nikky Finney -- No scapin the booger man / Denise Giardina -- 400 Mulvaney Street / Nikki Giovanni -- Uncle Orphy / Gail Godwin -- The standing people / Ellesa Clay High -- Writing in the smokehouse / Lisa Koger -- Voiceplace / George Ella Lyon -- Keepers of the legends / Sharyn McCrumb -- Letter from a poet in West Virginia / Llewellyn McKernan -- A natural history / Heather Ross Miller -- Leaving Pre-Appalachia / Elaine Fowler Palencia -- Premature burial / Jayne Anne Phillips -- Counting the sums / Rita Sims Quillen -- The song about the story, the story behind the song / Jean Ritchie -- Westward from Bald Mountain / Bettie Sellers -- The search for the Beulah Quintet / Mary Lee Settle -- Piddlin' / Anne Shelby -- Big Stone Gap / Betsy Sholl -- Appalachian loaves and fishes / Bennie Lee Sinclair -- Inside discoveries / Barbara Smith -- Terrain of the heart / Lee Smith -- This house and this world / Jane Stuart -- An inquiry into who my grandmother really was / Meredith Sue Willis
Control code
ocm37884889
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 302 pages
Isbn
9780813120591
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97045570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37884889
Label
Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers, Joyce Dyer, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-302)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Flowering ivy / Shelia Kay Adams -- Border states / Lisa Alther -- The mountains dark and close around me / Maggie Anderson -- Sound / Marilou Awiakta -- Root hog, or die / Artie Ann Bates -- Deep water / Kathryn Stripling Byer -- Good questions / Jo Carson -- Paradise in Price Hollow / Lou V.P. Crabtree -- All this, and honeysuckles too / Doris Diosa Davenport -- Mutant in bandana / Hilda Downer -- "The past is never dead. It's not even past" / Wilma Dykeman -- Women born to be strong / Sidney Saylor Farr -- Salt-water geechee mounds / Nikky Finney -- No scapin the booger man / Denise Giardina -- 400 Mulvaney Street / Nikki Giovanni -- Uncle Orphy / Gail Godwin -- The standing people / Ellesa Clay High -- Writing in the smokehouse / Lisa Koger -- Voiceplace / George Ella Lyon -- Keepers of the legends / Sharyn McCrumb -- Letter from a poet in West Virginia / Llewellyn McKernan -- A natural history / Heather Ross Miller -- Leaving Pre-Appalachia / Elaine Fowler Palencia -- Premature burial / Jayne Anne Phillips -- Counting the sums / Rita Sims Quillen -- The song about the story, the story behind the song / Jean Ritchie -- Westward from Bald Mountain / Bettie Sellers -- The search for the Beulah Quintet / Mary Lee Settle -- Piddlin' / Anne Shelby -- Big Stone Gap / Betsy Sholl -- Appalachian loaves and fishes / Bennie Lee Sinclair -- Inside discoveries / Barbara Smith -- Terrain of the heart / Lee Smith -- This house and this world / Jane Stuart -- An inquiry into who my grandmother really was / Meredith Sue Willis
Control code
ocm37884889
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 302 pages
Isbn
9780813120591
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97045570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37884889

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