Oral History

oral historyOral History by Lee Smith

Family history is hard to pin down. The stories comes back to us in layers, pieced together in a conglomerate of voices. Lee Smith captures the wandering thread of personal story in this narrative about an Appalachian family cursed by a witch woman, starting in 1902 and weaving through the century to the contemporary Jennifer Cantrell, who delves into her dead mother’s family history for her thesis.


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