by Jesse Stuart
This personal account of the author's experiences as a teacher in the mountain region of Kentucky will have you riveted from page one! Jesse Stuart's sometimes hair-raising, sometimes hilarious adventures in the hill country provide a vivid picture of remote rural life in the mid-twentieth century.
Ages 12 and up
Jesse Stuart worked his way through Lincoln Memorial and Vanderbilt Universities, and taught school in his native Kentucky. He lectured at various colleges and universities until 1954, when he suffered a near-fatal heart attack. After his recovery, he returned to writing, lecturing, and farming. As a specialist for the U.S. Department of State, he traveled around the world, and he served as a visiting lecturer and professor at the American University in Cairo in 1960-61. His work includes nearly thirty books, ranging from poetry to biography, autobiography, novels, and short stories. Jesse Stuart died in 1984.