Moyer to visit Floyd County Public Library

Staff Report

PRESTONSBURG – The heritage of hard work, of literal blood, sweat and tears, built Appalachia, sustained families through wars, depression and difficult times beyond reckoning. Miriam Moyer, a local author from Knott County, recounts the struggles and hardships of mountain life in her works At the Head of the Holler and its sequel, Out at The Forks.

Moyer’s novelization of mountain life during the late 1800’s is a fictional account of an Appalachian family’s endurance, their labors and amusements, and their resilience of holding tight to their values.

The Floyd County Public Library in Prestonsburg will host Moyer as she visits Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Moyer, who is on a book tour, will have available her works, which recount tales of hard living, of a time where ‘traditional crafts’ were a daily part of life; where toiling in the fields meant supper on the table and raising hogs meant there would be meat to eat.

Staff Report


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