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Hill women : finding family and a way forward in the Appalachian Mountains / Cassie Chambers.

Chambers, Cassie, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethlehem Main Library 929.209 (Text) 33062009316838 New Adult Non-Fiction Checked Out 08/17/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781984818911 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1984818910 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xii, 279 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]

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Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is the poorest county in Kentucky and the second poorest in the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Chambers grew up amidst these hollers, and through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains. With her "hill women" values guiding her, Chambers graduated from Harvard Law, but moved back home to help her fellow rural Kentucky women by providing free legal services. Here she breaks down the myth of the "hillbilly" and illuminates a region whose poor communities, especially women, can lead it into the future.-- Adapted from jacket
Subject: Chambers, Cassie.
Chambers, Cassie > Family.
Chambers family.
Country life > Kentucky > Owsley County.
Rural women > Kentucky > Owsley County > Social conditions.
Owsley County (Ky.) > Social conditions.
Owsley County (Ky.) > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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