books of interest

Remembering Roseland is a genealogical equivalent of the Foxfire books. James Hight’s lyrically written remembrances recall social, economic, and folkloric life in the small, rural Nelson County, Virginia, community of Roseland during the Great Depression. Family genealogy is recounted conversationally, as if in the presence of a family elder. Community and extended family are picturesquely rendered through daily chores and special occasions: births, deaths, marriages, celebrations, and

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