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My Appalachia

July 1, 2008

My Appalachia is a memoir by Sidney Saylor Farr. Sidney Saylor Farr grew up in a remote holler in rural Kentucky. Her family worked hard to survive – she said her mother rarely had a free moment. Forced to quit school at eleven and married at fifteen, Sidney had a tough childhood. Her accounts of her childhood are fascinating and hard to comprehend. She loved to read and had a thirst for knowledge and after years of hard work, she graduated from Berea College. She is now considered an expert on Appalachian life. When I picked up this book, I was expecting an autobiography, and while this book does have some autobiographical elements to it, a lot of it is just random memories. I found some parts of the book fascinating, some parts rambling, some parts repetitive, and some parts (the New Age stuff) a little strange, but overall, I did enjoy it.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sidney Saylor Farr permalink
    July 1, 2008 6:49 pm

    Thank you Bermudaonion’s Weblog for the review of my book, My Appalachia.
    I really appreciate your comments. Seeing your blog was a welcome surprise.

  2. bermudaonion permalink*
    July 2, 2008 7:54 am

    Sidney Saylor Farr is a remarkable woman who has led a fascinating life, so I am thrilled to know she read my review of her book.

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