Southern Appalachian Storytellers

Interviews with Sixteen Keepers of the Oral Tradition

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About the Book

To be from Appalachia—to be at home there and to love it passionately—informs the narratives of each of the sixteen storytellers featured in this work. Their stories are rich in the lore of the past, deeply influenced by family, especially their grandparents, and the ancient mountains they saw every day of their lives as they were growing up.

About the Author(s)

Writer and storyteller Saundra Gerrell Kelley has contributed articles to the Jonesborough Herald & Tribune, the Tallahassee Democrat (Florida), and the north Florida environmental anthology, Between Two Rivers. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Saundra Gerrell Kelley
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 223
Bibliographic Info: 16 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4751-0
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6212-4
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Sheila Kay Adams      5
Lloyd Arneach      16
Marilou Awiakta      32
Gary Carden      47
Jo Carson      61
Angelyn DeBord      80
Elizabeth Ellis      93
John Thomas Fowler      109
Linda Goss      120
Rosa Hicks      138
Ted Hicks      144
Dot Jackson      148
Charlotte Ross      162
James “Sparky” Rucker      180
Betty Smith      193
Jerry Wolfe      205

Index      211