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A suburban Midwesterner describes the lifestyles he and his wife encountered after they moved to rural South Carolina, relating how they grew to love Southern small town living
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Wells grew up in a suburb of Chicago; his wife, Marge, was a native of New Mexico. After several years of a nomadic life, in 1974 they settled in Conway, S.C., on the Waccamaw River a few miles from Myrtle Beach. Both experienced considerable culture shock. Conway was a small town standing firmly on tribe and tradition, a place where chickens scratched in the street; people spoke of "folks" and "preacher" instead of "family" and "minister"; the gun was not a recreational tool but an icon. Wells, who teaches English at a local college, writes an engaging account of adjusting to a different rhythm, contrasting life in Conway with that of his hometown, Glen Ellyn, Ill. A major difference between the southern small town and a northern suburb, he concludes, is that in the small town, business and social lives are intertwined.
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Book Description Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, N.C. U.S.A., 1990. Hard Cover Half-Cloth. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New [Mylar protected]. Rubin, Robert Alden (illustrator). First Edition [Stated]. [161 pp] . FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER - NEW in NEW Mylar-protected DJ. Biographical history and social life of the author and folk of Conway, S.C. Relatively scarce GIFT QUALITY COLLECTIBLE. Seller Inventory # 05589
Book Description Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0912697938