The Resource My Appalachia : a memoir, Sidney Saylor Farr

My Appalachia : a memoir, Sidney Saylor Farr

Label
My Appalachia : a memoir
Title
My Appalachia
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Sidney Saylor Farr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sidney Saylor Farr grew up in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky, the eldest of ten children. Her devotion to her family led her to accept heavy responsibilities from a very young age: at three, she remembers being put in charge of her baby sister while her parents worked in the cornfield. At the age of twelve, Farr was forced to leave school to care for her ailing mother and younger siblings." "Although she did not often have time to pursue her own goals, life in the mountains nourished and shaped Farr and the writer she would become. Her great-grandmother was a master storyteller, and stories passed down from generation to generation helped define her family history and fueled her imagination. Her Aunt Dellie, a voracious reader, received discarded books from the Pineville library, and as she shared these volumes with young Sidney, she opened the world to her eager niece." "Farr's intense determination compelled her to find her own path and gave her the strength to become one of the most influential figures in Appalachian letters, nurturing other young writers who wanted to document the region's particular way of life. Although living in Appalachia was difficult - many people of Farr's generation left the mountains for good - she persisted through countless challenges, including poverty, discrimination, and personal loss. Farr managed to thrive despite these adversities, educating herself, raising two sons, and becoming a voice for her family, community, and culture."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
976.9/53
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
F217.A65
LC item number
F37 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
My Appalachia : a memoir, Sidney Saylor Farr
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn871117917
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813145686
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt595vvd
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b29619671
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)871117917
  • jstor0813145678

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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