Return to Appalachian; Straight Talk, Mystery and Magic in the Hills by Janet Rice

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Return to Appalachian Magic delves into the childhood of Janet Rice and her experiences in growing up on a farm that hugged the banks of a muddy river. Life in the 1940's was hard for the hill people and "making do" was considered a way of life, along with the religion and the folklore that was mixed into the hill culture. The favorite gathering place was the kitchen table. Here, neighbors and family would discuss ghostly sightings, spells and curses. The local witches and fortune tellers were talked about in great detail and sometimes the talk became so frightening that fear spread in the room. Growing up in Appalachia involved a lot of hard work. There were chores that had to be done every day by young and old alike. In certain seasons, there was hog killing, making the potato hole to store potatoes for the winter, and smelling the sweet scent of apple butter in the fall. Through all of the seasons, there was a magical feeling that merged with everyday life. A feeling that is unique in the hills of Appalachia and where people had a gift that is called "knowing". Janet Rice took all of the magical knowledge and power that her ancestors bestowed upon her and along with her gift of "knowing", has become a nationally known Appalachian fortune teller.
 

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Janet Rice was born and raised in the hills of Appalachia where she still resides. Her work as a fortune teller spans a period of thirty years. Her reputation for being an honorable and accurate reader has spread by word of mouth out of the hills into the Midwest, up the East Coast, and across the Heartland to the West Coast; thus creating a huge client base. Janet's career as a fortune teller has turned into a lifestyle and the passion of her life. Even though Janet travels extensively with her career, her heart is in the hills of Appalachia.
 
Published June 20, 2011 by Predictions. 352 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences.