Reading & Slide Show - Nancy L. Abrams - The Climb from Salt Lick

In the mid-1970s, Nancy L. Abrams, a young photojournalist from the Midwest, plunges into life as a small-town reporter in West Virginia. She befriends the hippies on the commune one mountaintop over, rents a cabin in beautiful Salt Lick Valley, and falls in love with a local boy, wrestling to balance the demands of a job and a personal life. She learns how to survive in Appalachia--how to heat with coal and wood, how to chop kindling, plant a garden, and preserve produce. It is the story of a unique place and its people from the perspective of a woman who documents its burdens and its beauty, using words and pictures to tell the rich stories of those around her. 

Event date: 
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
Handley Library
100 W Piccadilly
Winchester, VA 22601
The Climb from Salt Lick: A Memoir of Appalachia Cover Image
$28.34
ISBN: 9781946684189
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Published: Vandalia Press - April 15th, 2018

In the mid-1970s, Nancy L. Abrams, a young photojournalist from the Midwest, plunges into life as a small-town reporter in West Virginia. She befriends the hippies on the commune one mountaintop over, rents a cabin in beautiful Salt Lick Valley, and falls in love with a local boy, wrestling to balance the demands of a job and a personal life.