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The Resource Kin : a memoir, Shawna Kay Rodenberg

Kin : a memoir, Shawna Kay Rodenberg

Label
Kin : a memoir
Title
Kin
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Shawna Kay Rodenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A heart stopping memoir of a wrenching Appalachian girlhood and a multilayered portrait of a misrepresented people, from Rona Jaffe Writer's Award winner Shawna Kay Rodenberg. When Shawna Kay Rodenberg was four, her father, fresh from a ruinous tour in Vietnam, spirited her family from their home in the hills of Eastern Kentucky to Minnesota, renouncing all of their earthly possessions to live in the Body, an off-the-grid End Times religious community. Her father was seeking a better, safer life for his family, but the austere communal living of prayer, bible study and strict regimentation was a bad fit for the precocious Shawna. Disciplined harshly for her many infractions, she was sexually abused by a predatory adult member of the community. Soon after the leader of the Body died and revelations of the sexual abuse came to light, her family returned to the same Kentucky mountains that their ancestors have called home for three hundred years. It is a community ravaged by the coal industry, but for all that, rich in humanity, beauty, and the complex knots of family love. Curious, resourceful, rebellious, Shawna will ultimately leave her mountain home but only as she masters a perilous balancing act between who she has been and who she will become. Kin is a mesmerizing memoir of survival that seeks to understand and make peace with the people and places that were survived. It is above all about family-about the forgiveness and love within its bounds-and generations of Appalachians who have endured, harmed, and held each other through countless lifetimes of personal and regional tragedy"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodenberg, Shawna Kay
Dewey number
  • 976.9092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.R7538
LC item number
A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rodenberg, Shawna Kay
  • Move (Christian sect)
  • Appalachians (People)
  • Women
  • Women authors, American
  • Ex-cultists
  • Kentucky
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
Label
Kin : a memoir, Shawna Kay Rodenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Treasures upon Earth -- Deborah Kay -- Sex & black magic -- Rose of Sharon -- Chicken pox and army worms -- Aunt Hope -- He is faithful to forgive us -- The doghouse -- Shorty in the turning place -- Fletcher Hill -- Aunt Ruby -- The first end times -- Yellowjackets -- Deliverance -- More end times -- A bimbo my whole life -- A new colossus -- The end of the end times and the beginning -- Shotgun wedding
Control code
on1228914089
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781635574555
Lccn
2020052793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228914089
Label
Kin : a memoir, Shawna Kay Rodenberg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Treasures upon Earth -- Deborah Kay -- Sex & black magic -- Rose of Sharon -- Chicken pox and army worms -- Aunt Hope -- He is faithful to forgive us -- The doghouse -- Shorty in the turning place -- Fletcher Hill -- Aunt Ruby -- The first end times -- Yellowjackets -- Deliverance -- More end times -- A bimbo my whole life -- A new colossus -- The end of the end times and the beginning -- Shotgun wedding
Control code
on1228914089
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
330 pages
Isbn
9781635574555
Lccn
2020052793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1228914089

Library Locations

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