The Heart of the Hills by P-NuVision


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									The Heart of the Hills
Author: John Fox Jr.

In this story by John Fox, Jr., little Jason and Mavia Hawn, two children of the Cumberland region, join the
lives of Gray and Marjorie Pendleton. After their first meeting and an evaluation of need and circumstance,
Jason and Mavia are sent to the blue grass county to attend school. An age-old feud between the Hawns
and the Honeycutts along with the misuse of natural resources by outside finances, political discord, and
a tobacco growers' war in the lowlands are the definitive subjects of this novel. John Fox also clearly
shows how the mountain people were taken advantage of by the industrialists who made themselves rich
by mining the coal and cutting the timber. When he traveled through the Kentucky and Virginia mountains
he witnessed the devastation of clearcutting. Because his father had tried to warn others of this
environmental offense, John Jr. dedicated the book to him, resolved to recompense the damage done to
the mountain people.
Please Note: This book has been reformatted to be easy to read in true text, not scanned images that
can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter
headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up
to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

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