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  • Strength of the Hills

Strength of the Hills

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This is a historical novel of North Carolina, and follows the history of the Mark Murray family from about 1850 to the present day. Professor Murray moved his family from a comfortable life in Richmond to a pioneer life in the hills, far from the tensions of city life. The Murrays cheerfully adapted themselves to their new surroundings, and learned to build their own home and to make a living from the soil. They found loyal friends in the Munros, the Carsons, and the Cannons and learned to share their joys and sorrows.

Then came 1861 and the War between the States, and Donald Murray, Richard Munro, and other young men of the region went off to battle. The author's portrayl of the war years reveals a thorough knowledge of the distress of that period and a sympathy for the suffering people.


About the Author

Brenda Cannon
BRENDA CANNON was born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1890. After teaching school for seven years in that city, she attended the Women’s Missionary Union Training School in Louisville, Kentucky. In 1919 she went to North Carolina to serve as secretary of a small mission school, which developed into a home for homeless children and continued to serve the young mountaineers of the area as a school. Except for two years spent as a field worker and young people’s leader in Oklahoma, Cannon remained in North Carolina, teaching school and doing community work. So when she wrote of mountaineers, she wrote understandingly of friends and neighbors. She died in North Carolina in 1965.

Product Details

ISBN: 978-0-8024-9281-4
Publish Date: January 1952
Format: eBook