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Sweet Creek Holler

Sweet Creek Holler

Ruth White

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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Spanning six years in Ginny Shortt's life, this is a remarkable novel about growing up in a small mining town in Appalachia. A "novel of aspiring proportions...This is a haunting story, well written." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

A "triumph." --The New York Times Book Review

American Library Association Notable Children's Books, Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year, ALA Notable Children's Books


Sweet Creek Holler

Part One
When I--Virginia Carol Shortt--was just six my daddy was killed. My sister, June Marie, who was nine, read me all about it in the newspaper. It said my daddy, Jed Shortt, a coal...


Praise for Sweet Creek Holler

“'Sweet Creek Holler' is a ... triumph.” —The New York Times

“White ... evokes the place with both broad strokes and subtle details.” —Publishers Weekly

“The easily-read narrative catches readers in both the quaintness and universality of events.” —School Library Journal

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About the author

Ruth White

Ruth White is the author of many novels, including the Newbery Honor Book Belle Prater's Boy and its sequel, The Search for Belle Prater, as well as Weeping Willow, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Ms. White lives in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania.

Ruth White

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Ruth White

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