In The Shadow of the Blue Ridge by: Carolyn Tyree Feagans
A new story that deals with the Monacan Indians and their tragic history- it is heavily immersed with mountain life, beginning in 1898. Its primary setting is also the Blue Ridge, its secondary is downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, a small southern town. It is a rich, historical novel that centers on the Great Depression and World War II, realistically portraying how Lynchburg and mountain families coped with the challenges. Understand how a young boy wears croaker sacks on his legs to keep warm and walks the railroad tracks for coal, and later joins the CCCs for a way out.