A Taste of the Sweet Apple: A Memoir

A Taste of the Sweet Apple: A Memoir By Jo Anna Holt-Watson, A Taste of the Sweet Apple A Memoir A quirky memoir without the sentimentality and insistence that drives so many personal accounts Holt Watson has a deeply moving story to tell with fully realized characters set loose in a specific w
  • Title: A Taste of the Sweet Apple: A Memoir
  • Author: Jo Anna Holt-Watson
  • ISBN: 9781932511086
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Taste of the Sweet Apple: A Memoir By Jo Anna Holt-Watson, A quirky memoir, without the sentimentality and insistence that drives so many personal accounts Holt Watson has a deeply moving story to tell, with fully realized characters set loose in a specific world and time And she has a distinctly humorous voice I m partial to any writer who can come up with a walleyed laundress and a prize bull named Big Business, in a place A quirky memoir, without the sentimentality and insistence that drives so many personal accounts Holt Watson has a deeply moving story to tell, with fully realized characters set loose in a specific world and time And she has a distinctly humorous voice I m partial to any writer who can come up with a walleyed laundress and a prize bull named Big Business, in a place called Heaven s Little Footstool This is a wonderful book Bobbie Ann MasonJo Anna Pee Wee Holt Watson s voice is so vivid that the reader is transported to a vanished rural culture mid 20th century Kentucky This memoir documents one summer, her seventh, at Grassy Springs Farm in the Bluegrass region of Woodford County At the center of the book is a poetic and telling bond, an adoring friendship between this small white girl and a black foreman, Joe Collins There s a tempestuous country physician father, a beautiful, powerful mother in powerless times and the wonderfully long winded Aunt Sudie Louisa We witness the travail of hired laborers as well as the beauties of craft and devotion in Holt Watson s sharp rendering of traditional tobacco culture.Here is a world of shadowy lanes, granddaddy s ice cold artesian well, tobacco stripping rooms, a girl s pony barn, Ginnie Rae s Beauty Shoppe on Main Street and Ocean Frog s Grocery Brimming with unsentimental innocence, she draws a tough minded, tomboy accomplished portrait of girlhood In the rural tradition, Holt Watson is a conjuror of tales both hilarious and moving, mixed with temper and spirit.Jo Anna Pee Wee Holt Watson is a fourth generation Kentuckian and self proclaimed Yellow Dog Democrat She is an amateur photographer, gardener, avid sports person, former horse trials judge, and creator of Plumbline, a series of televised panel discussions regarding critical political and social issues She currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
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    1. I received this book several years ago as a prize for a writing class competition My professor Mickey Hess said I would enjoy it, but I was doubtful I m not a big fan of autobiography, and the title seemed kinda sweet , so it has been resting on my shelf ever sinceuntil a week ago when I actually started reading it and discovered it may wll be one of the best books I ve ever read That said, I will most likely read it again sometime.The characters are well thought out, the setting lush and real, [...]


    2. This book is a memoir about the author s childhood on a Kentucky tobacco farm It is essentially a collection of anecdotes, unrelated incidents that underscore Holt s assertion that she was a wild tomboy who shocked her parents This book really conjures up a particular time and place, but it tends to wander and is unfocused Overall, I didn t care for it much.



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