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Light to the hills : a novel / Bonnie Blaylock.

Blaylock, Bonnie. (Author).


"A richly rewarding novel about family bonds, the power of words, and the resilience of mothers and daughters in 1930s Appalachia. The folks in the Kentucky Appalachians are scraping by. Coal mining and hardscrabble know-how are a way of life for these isolated people. But when Amanda Rye, a young widowed mother and traveling packhorse librarian, comes through a mountain community hit hard by the nation's economic collapse, she brings with her hope, courage, and apple pie. Along the way, Amanda takes a shine to the MacInteer family, especially to the gentle Rai; her quick-study daughter, Sass; and Finn, the eldest son who's easy to warm to. They remind Amanda of her childhood and her parents with whom she longs to be reconciled. Her connection with the MacInteers deepens, and Amanda shares with them a dangerous secret from her past. When that secret catches up with Amanda in the present, she, Rai, Sass, and Finn find their lives intersecting--and threatened--in the most unexpected ways. Now they must come together as the truth lights a path toward survival, mountain justice, forgiveness, and hope." --from Encore.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781542039925
  • ISBN: 1542039924
  • Physical Description: 254 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Seattle : Lake Union Publishing, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary
Includes discussion questions.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Widows > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Appalachian Mountains > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Appalachian Mountains > Fiction.
Kentucky > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Carnegie.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albany Carnegie Public Library FIC BLA (Text) 35615010064032 Adult Fiction Available -

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