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Return to Fall Creek Lou Hutson Crowder

Return to Fall Creek

Lou Hutson Crowder

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ISBN : 9780979655906
Paperback
304 pages
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On the eastern slope of the Cumberland Plateau amid gray bluffs, mossy creeks, and a scenic waterfall, Lou Hutson Crowder weaves a tale of tension and peace, good and evil, in the small mountain community of Fall Creek. The historical novel spansMoreOn the eastern slope of the Cumberland Plateau amid gray bluffs, mossy creeks, and a scenic waterfall, Lou Hutson Crowder weaves a tale of tension and peace, good and evil, in the small mountain community of Fall Creek. The historical novel spans parts of two centuries as Carrie Orbison returns to her roots to retrace her past: to find what this unique village said about life. When intolerance and cruelty surfaced to mar the idyllic life of Fall Creek, Carrie left, disappointed. Moving far away from it all, she was in no hurry to return. Years later, lured by the call of her mountains, she returns to walk down familiar roads, visit her family and friends, and listen to her grandmothers stories. Carries Appalachian heritage comes to life in the stories of her ancestors and other first families on the plateau who not only experienced the days of the stagecoach, toll gates, the Great Depression, and war but were also pulled into a larger, modern world as they looked toward the highway and the railroad, envisioning what might lie beyond. As Carrie pursues her understanding of people and events in the community through the perspective of time and distance, the ignorance and disrespect that led to tragedy cannot be suppressed, but must be confronted along with the joy and sadness of her memories.