The Enduring Hills Author:Janice Holt Giles The Enduring Hills is Janice Holt Giles's first novel. It was originally published in 1950 and was based in part on her own introduction to the Kentucky Mountain country where her husband's family has lived since Revolutionary times. This is the story of Hod Pierce, a boy not unlike Henry Giles, who grows up on Piney Ridge, loving his people and... more » the land but with a longing to know the world outside. His first attempt to escape ends in frustration when his father's illness calls him home. It takes a war to get Hod away from the Ridge and out into the great world, and it is a long time before he comes back.
After the war is over, Hod settles down into marriage and a j0b in the city, but his ways are not city ways,. It is Mary, his wife, who sees at last that to Hod Piney Ridge will always be home.« less