Paperback / softback
September 4, 1999
9780813109657
English
128
photos
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
.35 Pounds (US)
$15.00 USD
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
April 23, 2014
9780813146294
English
128
photos
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$15.00 USD, £9.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference
Electronic book text
April 23, 2014
9780813146300
English
128
photos
8.50 Inches (US)
5.50 Inches (US)
$15.00 USD, £9.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

Sporty Creek

With illustrations by Paul Brett Johnson

Sporty Creek is a series of short stories set in the Kentucky hills. Narrated by a young boy (a cousin of the narrator of Still's classic novel River of Earth), the book tells the story of his family during the Great Depression. With work in the coal mines sporadic, they move from place to place, trying to earn a living the best they can. The story is told with gentleness and humor.

Reviews

"Tells of the tough living that many people in that region experienced and the humor and love that kept life rich."—Appalachian Quarterly

"A testament to people of courage and humor with a zest for living."—Language Arts

"What James Still has done is to look at the people of the mountains and just a 'bunch of houses in a hollow' and see a universe unto itself."—Lexington Herald-Leader

"Vintage James Still. . . . The tale of a poor, but proud, Eastern Kentucky mountain family who, when there's no work in the coal mines, is to turn to an unforgiving landscape as a means of survival."—Paintsville Herald

"Still's novel is an appealing mixture of earthiness and poetry. . . . We are filled with admiration for robust people who have time to laugh and enjoy life, even in hard times."—Publishers Weekly

"Hard times during the Depression and family sacrifices are treated with honesty and humor."—School Library Journal

"James Still is a Kentucky writer I profoundly admire. He is capable of such delicacy and at the same time such power, and he's a man who has really mastered the art, the craftsmanship."—Wendell Berry

9780813109657 : sporty-creek-still
Paperback / softback
128 Pages
$15.00 USD
9780813146294 : sporty-creek-still
Electronic book text
128 Pages
$15.00 USD
9780813146300 : sporty-creek-still
Electronic book text
128 Pages
$15.00 USD

Other Titles by James Still

River Of Earth

James Still
May 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

From the Mountain, From the Valley

James Still
Apr 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text

The Run for the Elbertas

James Still
Apr 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$17.00 USD - Paperback / softback
$22.00 USD - Electronic book text
$22.00 USD - Electronic book text

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Robert F. Schulkers, introduction by Randy Schulkers, Diane Schneider
Oct 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

Stoner's Boy

Robert F. Schulkers, introduction by Randy Schulkers, Diane Schneider
Oct 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback

The Gray Ghost

Robert F. Schulkers, introduction by Randy Schulkers, Diane Schneider
Oct 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text