Come Go Home with Me

ISBN-10: 0807845361

ISBN-13: 9780807845363

Edition: 1995

Authors: Sheila Kay Adams

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Sheila Adams has been performing Appalachian ballads and telling stories for over twenty years. A native of Madison County, North Carolina, she was introduced to the tale-telling tradition by her great-aunt "Granny,'"well-known balladeer Dellie Chandler Norton. This collection of Adams's stories provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community and charts the development of an artist's unique voice. The tales range from stories of heroic, sometimes fierce, mountain settlers to the comic adventures of local drifters and tricksters, from magical childhood encounters to adult rites of passage. We meet Bertha and the snake handlers, local preacher Manassey Fender (who "looked like a pencil with a burr haircut, in a suit"), and Adams's beloved grandfather Breaddaddy, who taught her about life and death with an enchanting graveyard dance. But perhaps the most powerful character depicted here is "Granny," whom Adams calls "the most exciting person I have ever known and the best teacher I would ever have." By weaving these remembrances into her stories, Adams both preserves and extends a rich artistic heritage.
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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/11/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

It's a Sign
Marking a Trail
Grubbing Out the Stump
Granny Cloe
The Easter Frock
George Foster and the Haint
The Ghost Dog
The Christmas Miracle
Taking Jete Home
When Ma Died
You Best Not Nod Off to Sleep
A Special Dance
Minnie Laws and the German Police Dog
Waterfalls and Rainbows
Come See the Kittens
Breaddaddy and the Furriner
The Mysterious Language of the Lord
Little Corrie and Otis
Briar's Baptism
Anything to Save a Soul
Bertha and the Snake Handlers
Whatever Happened to John Parrish's Boy
Off to Ivydale
A Ballad by a Different Name
Cherry Goes to a Party
Nellie's Trip to D.C.
In the Works
Answers to Life's Questions
Granny's Birthday
Ending Granny's Story
Weather Breeder
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