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Set in the Appalachian hills, the story, narrated by 14-year-old Mary Call, tells of her efforts to keep her family together and independent after their sharecropper father dies. School Library Journal Best of the Best (1969); ALA Notable Children's Book; New York Times Outstanding Children's Book of 1969.
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Mary Call has promised her dying father to keep her brother and sisters together forever on the mountain, and never to take any help from strangers. She is determined to keep her word. No matter what. At first she is sure she can manage. Romey, Ima Dean, and Devola help gather herbs to sell in town; the riches of the mountains will sur...