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3.62  ·  Rating details ·  52 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
With a history of childhood loss and tragedy, Arliss Greene grows up to love his cattle more than his family. The memory of his family's displacement, due to TVA's construction of Norris Dam, stays with him as he struggles to make a living farming. His son Daniel tries to distance himself, but an inexplicable attachment to East Tennessee causes him to return to the hilltop ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2004)
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Maria Ryan
Oct 20, 2007 rated it really liked it
I liked this book because it is set in East TN, my home! The author did a great job with the characters and I love the references to Weigels, the Smoky Mountains, orange & white oreos and the vols! I was disappointed as I finished the book, it was as if I kept anticipating the characters would come to a realization of life and it just never happened. I think the author may not have a clue of the purpose of life either and thought the end was some kind of realization, but it definitely was la ...more
Karen White
Dec 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: southern-lit
Although I love Landis' writing style, I did not connect as deeply with this one as I did with Some Days There's Pie: A Novel. I think it was a combination of the tone and subject matter, which were pretty depressing as well as the multi-narrator approach. I usually don't mind the story bouncing around between different POVs, but for some reason I kept losing the thread when the narrator would change.
Feb 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Touching story of a women who embraces her husband's family's farm. I was a little heartbroken at the end, but felt that Catherine Landis kept the story realistic.
Apr 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
If you love Appalachia or want to know the impact of the TVA, read this book. Well-written, a fine read, and informative.
May 29, 2010 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this book. I only rated it three stars because I am trying to become more star stingy. I have read a lot of books set in my area and this is a very good one.
Mar 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Abby by: others by the author
3 generations of a family on an Appalacian farm and how they both love and hate their land but are always connected to it. Beautifully written and complex. I wish this author had more books out!
Donna Gabbard
Feb 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Too much bad language. Stopped reading. Why do authors have to mess up an entirely good story with vulgar language?
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Harvest 2 1 Jul 10, 2007 11:31AM  
Catherine Landis was born in Birmingham, Alabama but grew up in Chattanooga. Technically, she grew up on Signal Mountain just outside of Chattanooga. It's a place a little like Summerville in Some Days There's Pie, her first novel. She graduated from high school in 1974 and went to Davidson College in NC, graduating from there in 1978 with a BA in English. Landis was the first woman editor of the ...more
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