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Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains includes several short stories based on the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains. Before the time of cell-phones, computers and television, family members would gather on the front porch and offer up stories through simple oral traditions. These stories were to provide simple forms of entertainment to their children. With each gene ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by E-Booktime, LLC
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Lisa
Aug 25, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
It is wonderfully enchanting. For those of us who can remember the stories of our grandparents or are old enough to know the old ways ourselves this book brings it all back; the food, the times, and the cures. For the next generation it should be a mandatory read so that our mountain heritage can be preserved for future generations. Buy it, read it and then tell all your friends to do the same. It is the book that you can bring up in any conversation.
Patricia Graham
Jun 29, 2012 Patricia Graham rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: any family member
Shelves: southern-fiction
Hillbilly Tales are short quaint stories told by individual narrators that live in Tenn and N.C. Readers can recall calmer days when the nightly entertainment required you sitting on a front porch with grandma or grandpa in their rocker. Story telling was handed down from one generation to the next and more elaborate with each passing of tales. This book is suitable for any age level.
Verna Humphrey
Jul 11, 2012 Verna Humphrey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: southern-fiction
"Hillbilly Tales from The Smoky Mountains" is a quaint book filled with delightful tales and even some romance. There is a variety for everyone to enjoy. Family healing, poetry, short tales, and a story based right after the Civil War. There is something for everyone in this book.Hillbilly Tales from the Smoky Mountains - And Other Homespun Remedies, Proverbs, and Poetry
Kenneth Graham
Jul 06, 2012 Kenneth Graham rated it it was amazing
I love this book and several of my friends have purchased and read it as well. There is always such an innocence when remembering a more simplier time when families came together and listen to stories passed down. One of my favorite tales in the book is called "The One-Pound Grasshoppers" now talk about a fishing tale. This one was a whopper. LOL

I would reccomend this book to any member of the family. No violence or cursing. It is a book similar to Walt Disney's philisophy--in other words, you d
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Melanie
Aug 03, 2012 Melanie rated it it was amazing
This book is great for all ages. I really enjoyed it, & thought it was really neat that my dad said he remembers some of the tales from when he & Verna were children.
This is a book that you will want to read over & over & its a perfect gift too since its enjoyable for all ages & all readers. With that being said, I think I will get my copy out & read it again :)
David
Jun 29, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
Thought the book was amazing. Took me back to my southern roots.
Lori
Oct 16, 2012 Lori rated it it was amazing
I would give this a 4.5. a quick and fun read. I loved reading the tales from the Smokey mountains. most of the fables take a long time ago as fables and tales do. the first half of the book is from Patricia Graham it contains tales that have been passed down, poems, and some helpful "mountain cures".Another chapter is about Appalachian wisdom we all have heard like "don't count your chickens before they hatch" the second part is a short story by Verna Humphrey. about a young woman who comes bac ...more
Mike
Sep 15, 2012 Mike rated it liked it
A very entertaining book with short stories, nice poetry, and a short novella.
Yaaresse
This is a sweet little book, but it doesn't really offer anything unique nor any real insight into the people or culture of the region.

There are a couple of "tall tales," a few poems, a couple pages of old sayings that are common far outside the Appalachians), and a very simple (ok, simplistic) novella, all of which are dated/cliche and could have taken place in other settings. (Moonshining wasn't restricted to the mountains. There were plenty of coastal and Piedmont shiners.)

Everything in thi
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Patricia Graham is a Southern Fiction writer, and she has published 4 books,all of which can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Patricia currently is residing in Kingston Tenn with her husband. As you note in the logo below, Patricia is an Indie Bound author and a member of the Authors Social Media Support Group League (ASMSG). She has also been recognized by the Sigma Tau Delta Literary Jou ...more
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