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Sweet Creek Holler

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  89 ratings  ·  5 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
this was a nice book i read when i was younger and immediatly rated as my favorite book. i don't know if i have read better books since but i still rate this one as my favorite. it had a noce stroy line easy to follow and it had deepness it wasn't happyily ever after.
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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!
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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