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Up on a Hill and Thereabouts.

Up on a Hill and Thereabouts

Gloria Stubing Rist

State University of New York Press

State University Plaza

Albany, NY 12246-0001

9781438448909, $24.95,

In the 1930s, life for kids tucked away in the quiet woodlands of the Adirondack Mountains was rich with nature and filled with human characters. "Up on a Hill and Thereabouts: An Adirondack Childhood" is Gloria Stubing Rist's captivating 329 page memoir and contains the her personal recollections growing up on the hillsides and in the woods near Ticonderoga. A child's-eye view of days long gone, "Up on a Hill and Thereabouts" describes a time and place of poverty and hardship tempered by compassion, hope, and humor. Thoroughly engaging and graced with occasional black-and-white period photos, reading "Up on a Hill and Thereabouts" is like peering through a window in time and coming to understand a young life in a world now long gone into the mists of history. Superbly entertaining, thoughtful, and deftly written, "Up on a Hill and Thereabouts" is highly recommended reading and will prove to be a popular addition to academic and community library 20th Century American Biography collections. It should be noted that "Up on a Hill and Thereabouts" is also available in a Kindle edition ($9.99).

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Title Annotation:The Memoir Shelf; 'Up on a Hill and Thereabouts: An Adirondack Childhood'
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Oct 1, 2013
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