Hunter's Horn

Hunter's Horn

Michigan State University Press is proud to announce the re-release of Harriette Simpson Arnow's 1949 novel Hunter's Horn, a work that Joyce Carol Oates called "our most unpretentious American masterpiece."        In Hunter's Horn, Arnow has written the quintessential account of Kentucky hill people?the quintessential novel of Southern Appalachian farmers, foxhunters, foxh Michigan State University Press is proud to announce the re-release of Harriette Simpson Arnow's 1949 novel Hun...

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Title:Hunter's Horn
Author:Harriette Simpson Arnow
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Genres:Fiction
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:375 pages pages

Hunter's Horn Reviews

  • Mary Ann
    Jun 26, 2015

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

  • Debra
    Jul 15, 2008

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Helen
    Oct 06, 2009

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Gina Whitlock
    Apr 07, 2014

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

  • Lis Carey
    Jul 03, 2014

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

  • Dale
    Feb 09, 2016

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

  • Sharon Jones
    Jul 22, 2012

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

  • Nicole
    Jul 10, 2011

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

  • Nemullins
    Nov 01, 2011

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Diane Barnes
    Apr 06, 2018

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

  • Amy Bragg
    Dec 28, 2013

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Camie
    Apr 12, 2018

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

  • Jill
    Aug 16, 2015

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

  • Ben
    Aug 14, 2012

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Jeannie Lemley
    Jan 02, 2015

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Genia Milam
    Dec 30, 2013

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

  • Brian Tucker
    Mar 09, 2018

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

  • Sarah Gregg
    Dec 20, 2012

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Meloni Murph
    Feb 09, 2014

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

  • John
    Jul 28, 2015

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

  • Caitrona Leslie
    Feb 09, 2013

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

  • James Aura
    Apr 18, 2016

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

  • Maurita Kling
    Jan 04, 2018

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

  • Alexis Weedman
    Jul 13, 2016

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

  • Jen
    Oct 03, 2014

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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  • Marie Carmean
    Sep 11, 2017

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

  • Harold Norman
    Nov 11, 2016

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

  • Luci
    May 07, 2016

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

  • Grace Tenkay
    Apr 17, 2018

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

  • Lisa Workman
    Jul 21, 2017

    OK, first, let me just say that however the stars were aligned to enable me to be born at a time and in a culture where idiotic men could not make decisions about their wives and children's lives and futures with no recourse, thank you, thank you. Now that that's off my chest, on to...

    Nunn Ballew, his long suffering wife Milly, and their young family featuring mainly their eldest daughter Suse, are at the center of this circa 1940's novel which is set in the hills of Kentucky. Farm life is desperately tough especially on the women since the men are distracted by hou...

    I got yer Great American Novel right here. In the years just prior to American entry into World War II, Nunn Ballew is raising his family, trying to restore the family land that he bought back with money earned in the mines, and hunting an especially pernicious red fox, known as Kin...

    I've read Between the Flowers and Dollmaker. Both are masterworks and both brought me to tears--especially Dollmaker which is one of the most heart-wrenching tales I have ever read and some of the most powerful prose. Compared to Dollmaker, Hunter's Horn is a quiet, more understated st...

    This is the book John Steinbeck would have written if he was a feminist and a better writer. It's an American masterpiece. I found it to be engaging and flawless from beginning to end. How did it fall out of the public consciousness? ...

    This is a wonderful book of Americana set in the hill country of Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s. Great color and characters... nearly an epic but it is really a microcosm of a culture seen through a family and its travails. For southern literature fans, check this out. It is a rare fin...

    An epic American story set in the 1930s and 40s. Some great masterful historical fiction. ...

    Harriette Arnow writes about America's Appalachia during the 40s in a singular way. I had mixed feelings about the book, however. It built slowly...in fact one wonders through almost the entire first half, where the story is going. Dragging as it did, I almost set it aside at times. Ar...

    A wonderful historical piece on the folks who populated the hills of Kentucky during the Great Depression. Terrific detail and the characters were unforgettable. I found the ending a bit unsatisfying but overall, would recommend this highly. A classic indeed. ...

    "The happenchance of it all." This is regional fiction at its finest. Forget Faulkner. Read this. ...

    I am having a Very Hard Time with this Very Depressing Book!! It's a bad time for me to read this, but after reading The Dollmaker I thought I would. give it a try. Extremely Depressing so far & Not what I need to read! Very Primitive & Misogynistic!! Glad I did Not need to go...

    set in rural KY (not clear where) Nunn Ballew is a simple farmer who loves to hunt fox with his hounds, at the expense of the farm and large family. This novel is the 2nd in a series of 3 novels, though I didn?t know that the three were part of a series originally. Very, very descrip...

    This was the first book that my late uncle introduced me to. He was American and he loved American literature - a love engendered in him by his father who was a high-school teacher. Hunter's Horn brings home the grim, grimmer than grim reality of poverty and inequality in American soci...

    A masterwork of Americana. This is the saga of a Kentucky Hill Country family in the years around the Great Depression and World War II. A story of obsession, poverty, but also hope and recovery. The amount of detail into the daily lives of people who are essentially American peasants...

    This was another excellent book by Harriette Arnow who wrote The Doll Maker. I really like a book with lots of dialect and a tougher read than most, so this one didn't disappoint me. I learned alot about the back hills people, hound dogs and what setting your goals so high that you ign...

    One of my favorites. I read this for my Kentucky Literature class and it made me fall in love with my home state again. My professor called it "the American Moby Dick" and I have to agree. While it is lengthy and, in places, a little long-winded, it is worth it. It is absolutely fantas...

    Amazing, engrossing read. I was mesmerized by this account of the daily lives and struggles of an Appalachian community's people. It was in turn agonizing and exhilarating to read of their hardships and joys. Truly this book transports you to another world in another time. Love this au...

    Took me 2 months to get through this one. The rich prose brought me back again and again. For a Pulitzer runner-up it's weak on plotting tho. The main story arc too weak to carry the real story and limped to a sad ending. ...

    Another well-written novel-wish I would have discovered her writings sooner. ...

    I remember reading "The Dollmaker" in college. "Hunter's Horn" was also very good. ...

    This story is set in Appalachia. The poverty is devastating but the story is sometimes warm then raw with grief. I love Arnow's writing and plan to read all of her books. ...

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