+I LOVE this photography, this story—the rawness and grit of my people. I can’t wait for this book to be on my coffee table.
+This poetry? So very beautiful and so very true as we think of passing the faith onto our kids.
+I’m having a Noonday Trunk Show with PAIGE!!! She’s coming to my house and you’re invited too. Mark Thursday evening, April 10 (and possibly a 2nd showing on Friday morning April 11th) on your calendar and shop online to see what you like. I love it all, but I’m mostly excited to see my girl.
The Shine On necklace is my current favorite. (p.s. You will be able to order online if you don’t live near Bean Station!)
+Also, apparently I missed a couple of great memoirs during the 90’s when I was in medical training.
Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt and All Over But the Shoutin by Rick Bragg. Great books. Better late than never. Two of my very favorite memoirs.
+My friend Ruthie is doing a great Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning series. Check it out!
+My friend Denise just finished a redecorating project in her kitchen! Love the gallery wall!
+Jenny always has the best DIY projects. I love the striped brass planter.
Hope your weekend has been memorable.
Oh, Edie. Seeing your love for Appalachia have you looked at hollowdocumentary.com? It’s a cutting edge interactive website about the flight from McDowell County, WV. It’s impressive!
I adore every single one of Frank Mccourts books and grieved deeply when he passed on. Such an immense treasure!
Lou Ann says
Oh my, I love Rick Bragg and “All Over But The Shoutin”! The way he captures the emotion, the sense of place, that snapshot of a family…… And if you ever have the opportunity to hear him speak and read from it- do not pass it up! You will laugh, you will cry, your heart will break. And you will smile knowing how far he has come, all the while never really leaving that part of his life behind. We are all the sum of ALL our parts, after all, aren’t we.
Rick Bragg and “All Over But the Shoutin!” is a winner. Read this many years ago recommended by my SIL. My people are from out West but so many similarities to the characters in his book.
Southern Gal says
When I clicked over to Roger May’s love letter from Ann’s this weekend, I immediately thought of you. The little peek has me wanting more! Beautiful country, beautiful people. Now to add Rick Bragg’s memoir to my reading list…
Edie, oh my gosh!!! Thanks so much for sharing the book about Appalachia. Reminds me of growing up in East Tennessee and in the hills of Kentucky and Wednesday night services that always began with testimonies. And yes, Appalachian folk do speak a special poetry when talking. Another book you might really enjoy is Wiley Cash’s “A Land More Kind than Home”. Run – don’t walk – to the bookstore for this one. It is worth it. Also, movies like “The Songcatcher” are so pure Appalachia right down to the bone.
I’ve heard good things about All Over But the Shoutin’ and it’s been on my list for a while. Need to get to it!
Edie Wadsworth says
So beautifully written and such a powerful narrative!
You’ll love it.
Absolutely LOVE Rick Bragg’s book. It literally changed my life. It is the book that calls to my heart and calls me to be a writer. So many tears were shed while reading that amazing memoir.
I loved Angela’s Ashes too. It was so heartbreaking and riveting at the same time. It’s been years since I read it but I still remember the harsh details if his life. He also had a follow up book called Tis.