When this book came out in 1977, it was a real game-changer. A national publisher accepting and promoting a book that told the story of grass-roots mountaineers! Being in this book gave Verna Mae Slone, known primarily for her quilts and dolls around Knott County, Kentucky, the courage to write her own book - the wonder What My Heart Wants to Tell. And it helped other narrators in many ways as well. It presents a combination of icons, including Cratis Williams and Buck Scalf, along with lesser known and little know women and men of the mountains who have much to tell.
New York: Hill & Wang, 1977. 397 pages.