Out of the Ozarks


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Out of the Ozarks

by William Childress (Author)



ISBN: 9780809313655


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William Childress has roamed the Ozarks of Missouri, Illinois, and Arkansas for 13 years. His training as a poethe has published three books of poemshelps him create splendor and grace in a description of a sunset or shape the mood of a rainy autumn day.Through striking word-pictures of his life, you will meet Chilly s irascible, lovable stepfather, his three sons, and long-dead members of his family whose lives or deeds touched him and were chronicled. And you will laugh with his neighbors and friends, whose humor helps them through life in a county that has been called one of the poorest in America. They are not all saints, nor are the Ozarks heavenjust paradise with the gate left off. For more than a dozen years, William Childress has written of southwestern Missouri in magazines like "Reader s Digest, Sports Afield, McCalls, Country ""Roads," and "Friends "(the Chevrolet magazine that has carried his national column since 1979). But his millions of readers know him best through his thrice-weekly column in the "St." "Louis"" Post-Dispatch, "twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and through his frequent personal appearances, where he sometimes sings his own songs and plays a mandolin, harmonica, and 12-string guitar."


ISBN 809313650
ISBN13 9780809313655
Publisher Southern Illinois University Press
Format Hardback
Publication date 31/12/1987
Pages 208 pp
Weight (grammes) 386
Published in United States
Height (mm) 235
Width (mm) 146