My Heart's in the Heather Author:Seon Manley Growing up, Seon Manley says, is always a journey to a new country. In this delightful book, she tells a story of growing up in a Scottish-American colony in New York - a story rich in the glory of the past, in the hope of adolescence, and in the high good humor of a close-knit family and neighborhood. — The Scots, who contributed so much to the ... more »development of our country, are vividly portrayed in these pages, as the traditions, heritage, and wit of old Scotland come to terms with the excitement of a new life in the United States.
Here you will find Papa, who was all Scot; Mama, who was all American; and two sisters, Seon and Gogo, who grew up to be well-known writers and anthologists. Perhaps this background is in some degree responsible for the author's rare and special understanding of young people, as well as her gift of laughter that permeates the pages of My Heart's in the Heather.« less