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The Final Tide
by Norma Cole
When the Tennessee Valley Authority builds a dam at Wolf Creek to bring electricity to Tollers Ridge, everyone in Geneva's family prepares to move to highr ground except for Granny who refuses to leave her home.
Published October 1st 1990 by Margaret K. McElderry Books
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It is 1948, and fourteen year old Geneva Augusta Haw lives on a farm in the Cumberland River Valley bottom of southern Kentucky with her father Dade and mother Mattie. She will be going into the eighth grade at the small Hawford school and wants to go on to high school in the town after that, but her father isn’t sure that she will be able to do so. Down the road lives her Uncle Bart, Aunt Ina, and favorite cousin and best friend Alice, along with younger cousins Kendall, James, Betty Lou, Tad, ...more
Geneva is a 14-yr. old whose family is being uprooted from family farm due to development of Wolf Creek Dam. The most interesting thing (for me) was the process of ‘moving out’ entire families, including family graves. Thank heavens for the feisty, slightly deranged, grandmother and cousin Alice. Author is based out of Monticello, KY. Doubt this book would be published now-a-days. Lots of use of slang I wasn’t familiar with. Easy enough to read. Spouse found this at the Friends of the Library ...more