Home » Mountain Girls by Stephanie Kadel Taras
Mountain Girls Stephanie Kadel Taras

Mountain Girls

Stephanie Kadel Taras

Published 2013
ISBN :
Paperback
125 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

When Stephanie Kadel Taras talks about her home state of West Virginia to people in her current hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, their reaction is predictable: If it sinks in that Im talking about a different state from Virginia, and which stateMoreWhen Stephanie Kadel Taras talks about her home state of West Virginia to people in her current hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, their reaction is predictable: If it sinks in that Im talking about a different state from Virginia, and which state that is, their faces suddenly change like theyre thinking, You grew up in that place of inbred hicks and barefoot children and black lung? How did you make it out of there? In this thoughtful mix of memoir and social history, Stephanie asks, How can I get back there?Weaving seamlessly between past and present, Mountain Girls features the lifelong friendship of two girls from Elkins, West Virginia, whose resilience, humor, and creativity shape unexpected lives. Inspired by stories from other West Virginia women, they learn what generations of Appalachians have long known--its up to you to make the life you want.Through irreverent and poignant tales of beans and cornbread, forest clear-cuts, old-time music, Scots-Irish tempers, and sex after Sunday school, Mountain Girls will make you long to be a hillbilly...or praise-the-Lord-and-pass-the-moonshine if you already are.