One-room school life inspired famous books by Kentucky authors, including Miss Willie

One-room school life inspired two famous books by Kentucky authors. “The Thread That Runs So True” by Jesse Stuart is a nationally recognized autobiographical novel. Not as well-known but even more interesting is Janice Holt Giles’ novel, “Miss Willie,” set in the hills of [...]

August 30, 2021|James M. Gifford|

Stuart’s writings part of catalyst for current rebirth of interest in Appalachian literature

“A Jesse Stuart Reader” is a collection of 18 short stories, excerpts from “God’s Oddling,” “The Thread That Runs So True,” and “The Year of My Rebirth,” and 26 poems. The book was designed for junior high and high school readers, so it includes [...]

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