Past, Present, and Promises

Past Present and Promises Our first story is called White Shine of Appalachia Take a journey with our nameless narrator through the towns of Baconton Georgia to Rabun Gap Georgia Our narrator struggles with domestic violen

Our first story is called White Shine of Appalachia Take a journey, with our nameless narrator, through the towns of Baconton, Georgia to Rabun Gap, Georgia Our narrator struggles with domestic violence, moonshining, and a somewhat voluptuous school teacher accused of sleeping with her husband The ATF and DEA are hot on her husband s trail for attempted murder She nowOur first story is called White Shine of Appalachia Take a journey, with our nameless narrator, through the towns of Baconton, Georgia to Rabun Gap, Georgia Our narrator struggles with domestic violence, moonshining, and a somewhat voluptuous school teacher accused of sleeping with her husband The ATF and DEA are hot on her husband s trail for attempted murder She now must a make a decision in order to survive her husband s rampage, which ends in the mountains of Appalachia.Our second story is called Small Town Girl A young divorcee, Gwen, is trying to make a new life for herself Gwen leaves the only life she has ever known to take a job in another state Unforeseen events bring about some twists and turns, and Gwen has to face her past once again.

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Past, Present, and Promises

  1. Patricia Graham is a Southern Fiction writer, and she has published 4 books,all of which can be found on and Barnes and Noble Patricia currently is residing in Kingston Tenn with her husband As you note in the logo below, Patricia is an Indie Bound author and a member of the Authors Social Media Support Group League ASMSG She has also been recognized by the Sigma Tau Delta Literary Journal of Literature for her work and contributions on hillbilly folklore, which is featured in her first book entitled Hillbilly Tales From the Smoky Mountains Her 4th book is called, Reflections on Nature, which was released in December of 2014 Reflections on Nature is a new style of writing for Ms Graham, because the emphasis is not on the people of Appalachia, but about nature that can be found all around us in North Carolina She has coined this new wave of writing Descriptive Transcendentalism This is just a fancy way of saying, that through her writings, supplying additional descriptive imagery, that a person can become enlightened and spiritual and grow as a person Southern Mystical MomentsSouthern Mystical Moments is a book that informs the reader about the traditions and local myths of Fontana Lake s man eating monster, the Boojum of Swain County, or the Healer of Tuckasegee, and much .Discover the mystery behind the Brown Mountain Lights, the Clurichaun,and the birthing of the Smoky Mountains Grab a cup of coffee and settle in for an eye opening experience.Patricia has two B.A.s with one in English Literature and the other in Spanish Languages and Literature with two Summa Cum Laude honors.She also has a Masters in Linguistics She is bilingual Spanish and English ,and she is currently working on her Doctorates in Educational Leadership and Management with Capella University PublicationsGraham, P and Humphrey,V 2012, Oct Tales from the South Southern Mystical Moments E Booktime Publications.Blake, C Graham, P 2009 English language learners in Appalachia Meeting the need Journal for Civic Commitment Vol 13, 1, September 2009 Retrieved frommesacc other engagemenGraham, P 2011 Tall Tales of mountain folks Sigma Tau Delta Rectangle National Journal of Creative Writing.Graham, P 2005 The Violin, Dance of the Fireflies Milestone Publications.Graham, P 2005 The Smokies Reflections The American Poet s Society Graham, P 2006 The Mountain Turkey The Best Poems of 2005 The International Library of Poetry.Graham, P 2005 The Thrown Away Child Touch of Tomorrow The American s Poet s Society The International Library of Poetry Graham, P 2011, April Hillbilly Tales of the Smoky Mountains E Booktime Publications.Graham, P 2012 Appalachia White Shine Past, Present and Promises E Booktime Publications.

116 Reply to “Past, Present, and Promises”

  1. Past Present and Promises is not a book for the faint hearted It is not a book for readers that want a romanticized ideology of Appalachian Moonshiners or poverty Dialect plays a significant role in this book Standarized English is not the rule, but how the language is utilized The authors demonstrate the various dialects throughout their stories e.g the word going is used as gonna, and nothing is shown as nuthin In other words, dialoques in this book portray accurate portrayals of rural Appalac [...]


  2. Past Present and Promises is a book which portrays women not necessarily as the victim but as the survivors It offers so much hope and demonstrates tenacity IT presents a very powerful image of what if The dialect of Black English, is a rich language that should be preserved, and not ridiculed Small Town Girl does that just that It respects a language and culture, which is utilized in this story The standard grammar rules of Americanized English of course does not fit with this dialect, nor shou [...]


  3. At first I didn t think I would like this book because of the violence portrayed against women But in reality, there are women abused and domestic violence cannot be sugar coated Patricia and Verna provide and accurate account of women trapped in these vicious cycles What I found intriquing was the underlying theme of hope and how women dug out from these situations I appreciate how the authors remained true to the regional dialects of this area I even admire how the author of White SHine of App [...]


  4. If you are a true Southerner or just a Southern wannbe, you will enjoy this collection of stories The book is short, great for an afternoon or evening relaxing this summer You will find that the stories touch a chord, bring back a memory, and can teach a lesson or two about life.I liked it, I think you will too


  5. this is a very wonderful book both stories hit home for me it was full of twists and turns and very well written was one of the best reads ive had in a very long while.


  6. This was definitely an interesting read in ways than one Everyone talks a certain way some with perfect English some with not so good English I like the way the authors skillfully uses dialect in the novel.Too often domestic violence of women is sugar coated It is taken seriously now than it was in the past and for that I am so glad as I was a woman who was abused, both physically and mentally by my spouse I know how a woman can go to the authorities after being beaten up with bruises everywhe [...]


  7. As a true southerner, I think both stories were fantasic Loved them both the use of the southern drawl makes them even better I am looking forward to the next one



  8. A nice Sunday afternoon, easy read The characters are engaging and both stories grab your attention right away.


  9. Past, present, and promises was provided to me for an honest review OVERALL RATING EXPLANATION I rated this book 3 stars as it represents that I liked it although I didn t really like it , which will translate to 4 stars on In its current state, this is what I would rate it If the delivery of the story was improved, it would definitely rate higherROThis is not usually a genre that I read, but I do like to read books of all genres and read this with an open mind and a hunger for a good story and [...]


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