Friday, April 29, 2016

Running on Red Dog Road ~ Book Review

Running on Red Dog Road: And Other Perils of an Appalachian Childhood

When I read the synopsis for "Running on Red Dog Road" by Drema Hall Berkheimer, I knew that I needed to read it! I live in the foothills of the Appalachians & have heard folklore of the people who lived up in the mountains, many years ago. 
This is not a book of fiction, it's the true account of the life Drema lived in the 1940's mountains of West Virginia. After her father was killed in the coal mines & her Mom goes off to work in a plane factory in New York, she is left with her extremely devout Pentecostal grandparents. I love this memoir! She recounts life among gypsies, faith healers, moonshiners & snake handlers, all while weaving them through the pages with emotion & unique charm! What a life she lived full of all kinds of characters, herself being one of them. 
I so enjoyed this book, because it was not just a book...But it captures a period of time that no longer exists. A true heartfelt time with unique people, that fiction can't come up with!

I received this book from Booklook for my honest review.


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