This book is such a "treat" to read if you truly love to read!It doesn't matter if you are from the South, a transplant, or just love to read about a good historical account about family tradition that has faded along with time and technology. It's a book for every generation to read to remind us all not only where we've been, but how far we've gone, and what others have endured to get us where we are today. Home and family has a different meaning today than back then. No matter how different family was people were still rooted in their family and family tradition. This book is a delightful "lesson" and "treasure" for everyone!
An odd essay on--brace yourself--Southern poverty stricken hillbilly women. It is well written, but the author's main point seems to be that the Southern 'steel magnolia' stereotype of strong women is misplaced, and that instead of that reputation belonging to Scarlett O'Hara, it belongs to the pioneer/hill women of the South. I just wasn't sure what this author's musings add to the dialogue.