Running on Red Dog Road

And Other Perils of an Appalachian Childhood
Product Number: EB00616508
Released: Apr 12, 2016
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780310344988
Publisher: Zondervan
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"Mining companies piled trash coal in a slag heap and set it ablaze. The coal burned up, but the slate didn't. The heat turned it rose and orange and lavender. The dirt road I lived on was paved with that sharp-edged rock. We called it Red Dog. My grandmother always told me, 'Don't you go running on that Red Dog road.' But oh, I did." Gypsies, faith-healers, moonshiners, and snake handlers weave through Drema's childhood in 1940s Appalachia after Drema's father is killed in the coal mines, her mother goes off to work as a Rosie the Riveter, and she is left in the care of devout Pentecostal grandparents. What follows is a spitfire of a memoir that reads like a novel with intrigue, sweeping emotion, and indisputable charm. Drema's coming of age is colored by tent revivals with Grandpa, jitterbug lessons, and traveling carnivals, and though it all, she serves witness to a multi-generational family of saints and sinners whose lives defy the stereotypes. Just as she defies her own. Running On Red Dog Road is proof that truth is stranger than fiction, especially when it comes to life and faith in an Appalachian childhood.

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Original Publish Date: Apr 12, 2016

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Narrator(s): Bailey Carr
Product Number DD34955
Released: Oct 17, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541416475
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Narrator(s): Bailey Carr
Product Number Z100128579
Released: Oct 17, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541496477

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