HUSHED WERE THE HILLS by Millie McWhirter

HUSHED WERE THE HILLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Back in the hill country of Tennessee during the Depression, folks had to make do and make out with very little. Which is what you get here in sunnyside-up remembrances for some reason called a novel, but really an account of Milly's childhood with her sister and her widowed mother who went to Willow Creek to make a home and a living for her girls as a schoolteacher. There's the truly thankful Thanksgiving for Milly when they didn't have to shoot the turkey which had become a pet; and the hard luck which was visited on the McFarlands; and the convict who escaped from the chain gang to whom her mother gave sanctuary; and the wedding of a girl replacing another who had died in her bridal gown of a conjure; etc., etc. Christy country, full of kindliness and as they say, ""plain as bare feet.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1969
Publisher: Abingdon