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Bloodroot : reflections on place by Appalachian women writers

Author: Joyce Dyer
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bloodroot.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©1998
(OCoLC)605554490
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Dyer
ISBN: 0813120594 9780813120591
OCLC Number: 37884889
Description: ix, 302 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Joyce Dyer, editor.

Abstract:

"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.

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