вЂњYou canвЂ™t stand against a flood, Annie Clyde.вЂќ Oh, yes she can. Or at least die trying. A descendant of the native Cherokees, Annie Clyde Dodson has deep-rooted connections to the land of Yuneetah, Tennessee. Long Man, the river that courses through, is tempestuous and moody but the farmers here have learned to corral its powers to make their living off the land. The Tennessee Valley Authority though, has other plans. A dam has been built upstream and in a matter of a few days, Yuneetah will be under water. Annie Clyde is one of the last holdouts. She just canвЂ™t up and leave the land which she wanted her daughter, Gracie, to know and love. And as much as her husband has plans to find factory work up north in Michigan, Annie canвЂ™t stomach the thought of a stark existence away from the natural surroundings she loves.
February 25, 2014
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Tags: Amy Greene, Dam, Flood, Knopf, Nature, Real Event Fiction, Tennessee В· Posted in: Contemporary, Facing History, Reading Guide, Theme driven, US South
Somewhere, in the darkest and most remote part of Tennessee, lie hollers, ridges, and knolls. Set among them is a place named Bloodroot Mountain, home to Myra and her granny. The mountain gets its name from the bloodroot flowers that grow there. These flowers are so toxic that they can cause death. They are also so curative that they have amazing healing powers
January 21, 2010
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Tags: Amy Greene, Knopf, lyrical, Magical Realism, Mental Health/Illness, Motherhood, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee В· Posted in: Contemporary, Debut Novel, Family Matters, Literary, US South