Ann Walker Conley Recounts Family History in New Book
"Savana's Folks" (published by Xlibris) by Ann Walker Conley relates the story of Savana's family through the generations. The tales revolve around everyday life in Appalachia, from Civil War times up to the present.
"Our family is not famous, notorious - no peacemakers, no medical cures did we discover. Yet they, like so many others, were the backbone of America. Their stories deserved to be told," says Conley. This book opens a window into the past, showing the people as they worked, took care of their own, with no handouts. As the author mentions, the stories relate mostly ordinary lives. However, in much the same way that a miner needs to dig through tons of rock for a bit of gold, the reader may find a few glimmering insights about the simply profound values that take a family from day to day, generation to generation.
"Savana's Folks" is a channel to the past. It may be long gone, but stories perpetuate the virtues of a generations' heritage to forge an identity for a living history.
By Ann Walker Conley
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781499035315
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781499035322
E-Book | 110 pages | ISBN 9781499035308
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Ann Walker Conley was born on 1944. She went to Stonewall Jackson High School Charleston, W.Va. and had her undergrad and graduate degrees from West Virginia University. She has taught for 37 years and six months in the secondary level. She has a daughter, Jennie, and a grandchild, Savana. She is married to Robert Conley. They are both retired.
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