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How We Talked and Common Folks
Two of Verna Mae Slone's most beloved books -- How We Talked and Common Folks -- are now available in a single edition. How We Talked is a timeless piece of literature, a free-form combination of glossary and memoir that uses native expressions to depict everyday life in Caney Creek, Kentucky. In addition to phrases and their meanings, the book contains sections on the cus ...more
Paperback, 322 pages
Published May 18th 2009 by University Press of Kentucky
(first published April 1st 2009)
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Verna Mae Slone was an Appalachian author from Knott County, Kentucky. In the 1970s, she wrote what she felt was an honest account of her forefathers for her grandchildren. She had only a few copies of these accounts printed, never intending for anything to become of it. But after her grandchildren read the works, they enjoyed it so much they passed it around, and the writings built up so much pop ...moreMore about Verna Mae Slone...