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Sweet Creek Holler

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  109 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Spanning six years in Ginny Shortt's life, this is a remarkable novel about growing up in a small mining town in Appalachia. A "novel of aspiring proportions...This is a haunting story, well written." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A "triumph." --The New York Times Book Review
Paperback, 228 pages
Published September 1st 1992 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published 1988)
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Imarsh Itouch
Jun 25, 2015 Imarsh Itouch rated it it was amazing
This was a nice book I read when I was younger and immediately rated as my favorite book. I don't know if I have read any better books since but I still rate this one as my favorite. It has a nice story line, easy to follow, and it had deepness to it. It wasn't happy ever after.
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quote from book..."A body needs friends, I thought, to make her feel like a body worth noticing." {spoken by Ginny, a character in the story.}
Jessica Obrien
LOVED this book. First read it in middle school. Shared it with my mother.
Aug 29, 2011 Shanna rated it it was amazing
Sweet Creek Holler will affect your heart and sense of humor in the best possible ways. I know how that sounds, and I like messed up and violent books typically. However, when I read this as a pre-teen (I need to read it again) it was so authentic and it's so true to the area I grew up/live in it amazed me. I love Ruth White so I will end this before it is a novel of it's own. She is super talented and I am going to brag that I met her!
Mar 01, 2012 Emma rated it it was amazing
Sweet Creek Holler is a book I've read many times when I was about twelve, it's been a few years since, but I still think about it regularly. One of the best books of my youth.
Janice Stacy-wampler
This is a great book, My son & I have read several of Ms. White's books love them all
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I was born in the Appalachian hills of Virginia, which is the setting for Belle Prater's Boy and The Search for Belle Prater. I lived there until I graduated from high school and went away to college. Though I left the hills, they never left me. My memories of those years are quite vivid. I have always referred to that time as both traumatic and wonderful. I get most of my ideas for my stories fro ...more
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