Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree

Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree

by Carolyn Guy


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Mature beyond her years, Clarinda Darningbush marries blue-eyed, banjo-picking Rufus McCloud at the age of 14.
During the Great Depression, the mountains tremble as the blighted chestnut trees crash like thunder-and Rufus, a sawmill man, dies too.
After her husband dies, Clarinda's strong character and deep love for her children manifest as she fights for her family's survival. Of the seventeen children she bore, eleven still lived at home ranging in age from eleven months to seventeen years. Clarinda battles the grim reaper when the cabin catches fire at midnight during a blizzard. She hooks rag rugs and trades them for children's secondhand clothes. She works the harvest fields, accepting corn as payment for her labor. With a shield of faith and fortitude and God-given wisdom her spirit conquers every trial.

Clarinda's sacrifices are praiseworthy and her heart-warming family stories, some funny, some poignant, must be told.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982539699
Publisher: Canterbury House Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

About the Author

Carolyn Guy is a member of High Country Writers in Boone, North Carolina, and Appalachian Voices. Her poetry has been published in Ideal magazine and Guidepost books. She resides in her mountain home in Bethel, North Carolina, where she maintains a large vegetable garden and a blueberry patch. Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree is her debut novel.

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