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The Melody of the Mulberries

Book excerpt: This sequel to The Whispering of the Willows is set in the late 1920s’ Appalachia. Appalachian life is filled with beauty and struggle. My mother, Virginia Ashby Carter, grew up in the hills of West Virginia in the small town of Big Creek. She washed the family clothes in a

The Melody of the Mulberries

Book excerpt: This sequel to The Whispering of the Willows is set in the late 1920s’ Appalachia. Appalachian life is filled with beauty and struggle. My mother,

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