At Home in the Heart of Appalachia

At Home in the Heart of Appalachia

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John O'Brien's deeply evocative book reveals a place and a way of life - and the lives of an estranged father and son whose differences rest in their own powerful bonds to Appalachia. When John decided to settle near his father's birthplace in West Virginia, he hoped to comprehend the elder O'Brien's attachment to the land. What he discovered was a world of extravagant more

Product details

  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 173.2 x 229.1 x 39.6mm | 762.05g
  • Isis
  • Oxford, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 0753198185
  • 9780753198186

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"O'Brien portrays a West Virginia beset by cool-mining tragedies and poverty, blessed with lush beauty and rich mountain culture."show more

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146 ratings
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5 27% (40)
4 36% (53)
3 25% (37)
2 10% (14)
1 1% (2)
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