Carolyn Guy Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree

ISBN 13: 9780982539699

Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree

4 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780982539699: Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree is a family saga set in the 1930s and '40s in the mountains of northwest North Carolina that will appeal to fans of Olivia Ann Burns and Lee Smith--anyone who enjoys strong female characters, Southern literature, and a great sense of place.

After her husband dies at the young age of 42, Clarinda's strong character and deep love for her children manifest as she fights for her family's survival. Of the 17 children she bore, 11 still live at home, ranging in age from 11 months to 17 years. In order to survive, Clarinda battles the grim reaper when the cabin catches on fire at midnight during a blizzard; she hooks rag rugs and trades them for children's secondhand clothes; she works the harvest fields, accepting corn as payment for her labor; she's a washer woman for the well-off.

After five years of widowhood, Clarinda marries a prosperous older man with a large farm. Instead of providing a good home for her and her children, the marriage drives her family apart. During this time, she loses a son in World War II. Hard labor, a grouchy husband, and the unhappiness of her children lay heavy on her heart. She turns her face homeward--toward her cabin on Levi's Mountain, and she and her children walk off the farm with nothing but the clothes on their backs.

At once, the entire family gathers for a homecoming get-together, Happiness and joy abound for the moment, but winter is nigh at hand and they have nothing to sustain them. Soon, Clarinda's husband shows up weeping. She refused to return to his farm but has a plan for reconciliation. He must provide half of all living expenses for the family. At first, he balks, but considering his lonely plight of gnawing on last years corn cobs by a cold hearthstone, he accepts her proposal.

Clarinda's sacrifices are praiseworthy and her heart-warming family stories, some funny, some poignant, must be told.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Carolyn Guy is a member of High Country Writers in Boone, North Carolina, and Appalachian Voices. her poetry has been published in Ideal magazine and Guidepost books. She resides in Bethel, North Carolina, where she maintains a large vegetable garden and a blueberry patch. Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree is her debut novel.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Guy, Carolyn
Published by Canterbury House Publishing
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 098253969X BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.8. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Guy, Carolyn
Published by Canterbury House Publishing 5/1/2011 (2011)
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing 5/1/2011, 2011. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Guy, Carolyn
Published by Canterbury House Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Carolyn Guy
Published by Canterbury House Publishing, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Mature beyond her years, Clarinda Darningbush marries blue-eyed, banjo-picking Rufus McCloud at the age of 14. During the Great Depression, the mountains tremble as the blighted chestnut trees crash like thunder-and Rufus, a sawmill man, dies too. After her husband dies, Clarinda s strong character and deep love for her children manifest as she fights for her family s survival. Of the seventeen children she bore, eleven still lived at home ranging in age from eleven months to seventeen years. Clarinda battles the grim reaper when the cabin catches fire at midnight during a blizzard. She hooks rag rugs and trades them for children s secondhand clothes. She works the harvest fields, accepting corn as payment for her labor. With a shield of faith and fortitude and God-given wisdom her spirit conquers every trial. Clarinda s sacrifices are praiseworthy and her heart-warming family stories, some funny, some poignant, must be told. Seller Inventory # APC9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Carolyn Guy
Published by Canterbury House Publishing, United States (2011)
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing, United States, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Mature beyond her years, Clarinda Darningbush marries blue-eyed, banjo-picking Rufus McCloud at the age of 14. During the Great Depression, the mountains tremble as the blighted chestnut trees crash like thunder-and Rufus, a sawmill man, dies too. After her husband dies, Clarinda s strong character and deep love for her children manifest as she fights for her family s survival. Of the seventeen children she bore, eleven still lived at home ranging in age from eleven months to seventeen years. Clarinda battles the grim reaper when the cabin catches fire at midnight during a blizzard. She hooks rag rugs and trades them for children s secondhand clothes. She works the harvest fields, accepting corn as payment for her labor. With a shield of faith and fortitude and God-given wisdom her spirit conquers every trial. Clarinda s sacrifices are praiseworthy and her heart-warming family stories, some funny, some poignant, must be told. Seller Inventory # APC9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Carolyn Guy
Published by Canterbury House Publishing (2018)
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 098253969X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Carolyn Guy
Published by Canterbury House Publishing
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing. Paperback. Condition: New. 264 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Autumn Bends the Rebel Tree is a family saga set in the 1930s and 40s in the mountains of northwest North Carolina that will appeal to fans of Olivia Ann Burns and Lee Smith--anyone who enjoys strong female characters, Southern literature, and a great sense of place. After her husband dies at the young age of 42, Clarindas strong character and deep love for her children manifest as she fights for her familys survival. Of the 17 children she bore, 11 still live at home, ranging in age from 11 months to 17 years. In order to survive, Clarinda battles the grim reaper when the cabin catches on fire at midnight during a blizzard; she hooks rag rugs and trades them for childrens secondhand clothes; she works the harvest fields, accepting corn as payment for her labor; shes a washer woman for the well-off. After five years of widowhood, Clarinda marries a prosperous older man with a large farm. Instead of providing a good home for her and her children, the marriage drives her family apart. During this time, she loses a son in World War II. Hard labor, a grouchy husband, and the unhappiness of her children lay heavy on her heart. She turns her face homeward--toward her cabin on Levis Mountain, and she and her children walk off the farm with nothing but the clothes on their backs. At once, the entire family gathers for a homecoming get-together, Happiness and joy abound for the moment, but winter is nigh at hand and they have nothing to sustain them. Soon, Clarindas husband shows up weeping. She refused to return to his farm but has a plan for reconciliation. He must provide half of all living expenses for the family. At first, he balks, but considering his lonely plight of gnawing on last years corn cobs by a cold hearthstone, he accepts her proposal. Clarindas sacrifices are praiseworthy and her heart-warming family stories, some funny, some poignant, must be told. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Carolyn Guy
Published by Canterbury House Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.60
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Guy, Carolyn
Published by Canterbury House Publishing (2011)
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.14
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.86
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Guy, Carolyn
Published by Canterbury House Publishing
ISBN 10: 098253969X ISBN 13: 9780982539699
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Canterbury House Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 098253969X Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780982539699

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book