Rennie's Way by Verna Mae SloneRennie's Way by Verna Mae Slone

Rennie's Way

byVerna Mae Slone

Hardcover | June 1, 1994

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"This first work of fiction by Verna Mae Slone, firmly grounded in her own background, is set in the 1920s and 1930s in a closeknit community in eastern Kentucky, where family roots run deep. At its center stands as strong and resilient a heroine as any in American literature. Verna Mae Slone, a native of Knott County, Kentucky, is the author of several books, including the bestselling memoir, What My Heart Wants to Tell.

Title:Rennie's WayFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.84 × 5.83 × 0.97 inPublished:June 1, 1994Publisher:UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KENTUCKY

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813118557

ISBN - 13:9780813118550

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When Rennie Slone's mother dies in childbirth, the twelve-year-old girl is unexpectedly thrust into adulthood. She must keep house for her father, an itinerant preacher who finds little time for family, and raise her newborn sister - a task that becomes Rennie's lifelong passion. Against all odds, she is determined that Sarah Ellen will have the education she herself has had to give up. This first work of fiction by Verna Mae Slone, firmly grounded in her own background, is set in the 1920s and 1930s in a closeknit community in Eastern Kentucky, where family roots run deep. At its center stands as strong and resilient a heroine as any in American literature. The story of Rennie's struggles and Sarah Ellen's growth into womanhood form a richly textured picture of the simple, sturdy mountain people - their labor to wrest a living from the land, their neighborly care for one another, their shared joys, their quarrels with the outside world, and their distinctive dialect. We see the people of Lonesome Holler raising and preserving food, gathering for bean stringings,