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Sarah’s Girls: A Chronicle of Big Ugly Creek

Written by J. D. Thrasher

sarahgirlsAunt Lena returns to the community of Big Ugly, West Virginia, to care for nieces Madge, Pearl, Ida, and Edna after their mother dies. In Sarah’s Girls: A Chronicle of Big Ugly Creek (Ohio University/Swallow Press), author Lenore McComas Coberly (KGSB ’47) draws inspiration from some of the family stories she heard as a young girl about the indomitable spirit of the people in this mountainous place. By unlocking the past, Coberly reminds us all of the strength in a place called home.

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