Books by Jean Ayer

Released: June 27, 2012

"Finely nuanced hymn to the world before Ikea, and the stout West Virginians who peopled it. Recommended."
Ayer (Tales of Chinkapin Creek, 2011) returns with more sparkling sketches of rural West Virginians who lived by their hands, hearts and wits before the age of machines. Read full book review >
TALES OF CHINKAPIN CREEK by Jean Ayer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 27, 2011

Veteran short-story writer Ayer strikes gold with these enchanting sketches of the motley relatives and neighbors who peopled her mother's rural West Virginia girlhood—back when the 20th century was young and spry.

In 1903, Nellie Wister was 8, the eldest daughter of a successful farmer and a proud homemaker with deep roots in Chinkapin Creek, a frontier world of fob hats, molasses and moonshine, tucked into a remote corner of the Mountain State. Read full book review >