Rock Candy Mountain - A Memoir

von: Earl Davis

BookBaby, 2018

ISBN: 9781543924473 , 192 Seiten

Format: ePUB

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Rock Candy Mountain - A Memoir


This is a memoir my father wrote about his life growing up in Eastern Kentucky in the early 1900's. It's a story that traces his beginnings as a child in those mountain hills which are incredibly beautiful and at the same time fraught with harsh realities. His childhood is one of extraordinary exploration into the hills of Kentucky along with his insatiable curiosity with the new industries that settle in those mountains. He has a mischievous nature, mixed with innocence as he experiences both the beauty and hardship of what it's like to grow up in that era. This is all poignantly chronicled and when he turns thirteen, he sets out to travel away from his Kentucky home. His transportation is riding the rails to places and experiences far beyond his homeland. He strikes out on his own to go to Texas to become a cowboy. With no real plan or knowledge about how to pursue that dream, he has many misadventures on his path to get there. It reads like an adventure story of a young boy trying to become an adult. It's a tale of redemption and how the grass is not always greener on the other side.