GODPRETTY IN THE TOBACCO FIELD
(See Special Author's Note at the Bottom)
A Coalminer's Daughter meets Winter's Bone tale of tender love and loss which examines the power of land, crushing poverty, and the oppression of Appalachian women then and that which is relevant now.
Atmospheric, poignant, and searingly honest, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field follows young, artist RubyLyn through the course of one blazing summer, as heartbreaking revelations and life-changing decisions propel her toward a future she could never have predicted.
*Longlisted for the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize
*Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky Book Club Pick for the Louisville Free Public Library
"A great piece of work." - NPR, WFPL Radio