Heartwood Author:Ann Miller Downes Heartwood, as its title implies, strikes to the very core of American life. From it you will get a deeper understanding an a keener appreciation of the honest, warm people who are the heart of America. — It is the story of Sammy Crocker, who felt that there was more to life than he could find in the wild backwoods of the Vermont hills where he wa... more »s born and brought up. First of all Sammy craved education, and he knew he could not get it where he was. It meant going down to live in the village with his Aunt Seba - and that took courage. The handsome mountain youth was shy and awkward. He felt strangely out of place in the civilized, placid atmosphere of the village.
There is humor and deep wisdom in the story of Sammy Crocker's courageous fight to build the kind of life he had always dreamed about. Written with warmth and insight, Heartwood is a compelling picture of the kind of people America is proud of.« less