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Life in a rural town is disrupted by a strike to improve the working conditions in a textile mill

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Olive Tilford Dargan, also known through her pseudonym Fielding Burke, was born to a rural family in Litchfield, Kentucky and later became a poet, playwright and novelist. Much of her writing focused on women and working class issues of the Southern Appalachian region. She was a feminist and a socialist, providing one of the few strong southern female voices to the proletarian fiction of the 1930s. As an active participant in the proletarian movement, Dargan wrote a series of radical feminist/socialist novels on the Gastonia mill strikes. Dargan was one of the only proletarian writers to provide a voice of the female working class experience.

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"There is beauty of an inevitable kind in Call Home the Heart the beauty of the mountains themselves, of wooded valleys at sunset, of a forest fire sweeping up over Dark Moon Ridge, or the morning mists lingering about the slopes of Cloudy Knob. This natural loveliness is set in almost painful contrast against the harsh actualities of mountain life, against the struggle, now bitter and now discouraged and half-hearted, with poverty and hunger, against the inescapable human facts of misery and dirt and disease and death."
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"Perhaps the best novel yet written of the industrial conflict in contemporary America."
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"There is beauty of an inevitable kind in Call Home the Heart―the beauty of the mountains themselves, of wooded valleys at sunset, of a forest fire sweeping up over Dark Moon Ridge, or the morning mists lingering about the slopes of Cloudy Knob. This natural loveliness is set in almost painful contrast against the harsh actualities of mountain life, against the struggle, now bitter and now discouraged and half-hearted, with poverty and hunger, against the inescapable human facts of misery and dirt and disease and death."
The New York Times

"Perhaps the best novel yet written of the industrial conflict in contemporary America."
Saturday Review

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