Higher Than Yonder Mountain is Deany Brady's second memoir, following her well-received childhood memoir An Appalachian Childhood. Yonder Mountain reveals the arc of Deany's young womanhood as she climbs a treacherous mountain of obstacles on her path to the wealthy, elegant world of Manhattan and Miami Beach. In this absorbing account she details her extraordinary love affair and marriage to a successful New York businessman, Jerry Brady. Once Jerry's health starts to weaken, Deany enters a time of great suffering and confusion. Ultimately, she must find a new courage and determination, inspired by her beloved Appalachian roots.