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A Long Row to Hoe [Paperback]

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Billy C. Clark was a member of a sprawling, ragged family. His father was an intelligent, fiddle-playing shoemaker with little formal education. His mother often took in washing to help rovide food for the family. Billy grew up in a derelict house, "The Leaning Tower," on the banks of the Ohio. Always hungry, often dirty, and without sufficient clothing, he led an adventurous life on the two rivers, swimming, fishing, and salvaging flotsam from the frequent floods. He set trotlines for fish and trap lines for mink and muskrats, and he walked fourteen miles before school to clear his traps. He learned laughter from his magnificent mother and wisdom from his father, who taught him that "poor folks have a long row to hoe..." Billy was the only one of his family to seek an education, and through his traps, his river salvage, and odd jobs, he earned money to put himself through school. The book ends with a powerful account of his parents' pride at his graduation.

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Pages   285
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.8 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Jesse Stuart Foundation
ISBN  1931672040  
ISBN13  9781931672047  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Clark is an author who received the Appalachian Treasure Award in 1999 and is presently the writer-in-residence at Longwood College.

Billy C. Clark currently resides in the state of Virginia.

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Long Row to Hoe  Sep 8, 2005
Clark is from the same town in eastern Kentucky that my Mother is. I spent a lot of time out there as a child so it made this book that much more enjoyable. Clark talks about his childhood growing up in eastern Kentucky, being a "river rat", hunting, fishing and trapping to make money, chicken fights, corrupt greedy landlords, whiskey bootleggers, dogs, the constant threat of floods, fiddle playing, the very folkish pagan like characters that inhabited the hills and communed with the "spirits", all this and lots more. This is a great read. Clark is second only to Jesse Stuart as far as recording an authentic real voice of eastern Kentucky.
Wonderful Book about Kentucky  Mar 25, 2004
I have liked this book ever since I read it more than twenty-five years ago. It is slightly bitter in tone, but there were reasons for that. People should treat one another better. Town people are not any better than "river rats", and from my point of view I would rather raise a river rat than a town brat.

Clark went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky, and become a prolific writer. ("Sourwood" Tales is one of the best which I read even before "A Long Row to Hoe"), and literature professor.

He is, in my opinion, among the best of the living Kentucky writers.

Apalachian writing at its finest!  Mar 22, 2001
This book is written so well I have read it many times. It is set in the depression era and brings you to that time with laughter and tears. Billy C. CLark describes small town living along the Big Sandy River which was once the cities life. I think people of all ages would love this heart felt book.

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