'English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians', Cecil J Sharp, Maud Karpeles transcribing a song from an Appalachian woman, who - as a descendant of English settlers - still sings ballads that our mutual ancestors knew, two hundred years before.
Appalachian People - The Turpins The Turpin family was among Horace Kephart's first mountain acquaintances. Shown in the photograph above, this family typifies an often overlooked view of the early century Appalachian home.
4 STAR Book--Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith-- I read this wonderful book many years ago. I remember distinctly the development of the character Ivy Rowe throughout the course of the book. We grow with her and hear her voice change as she changes.