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At the End of the Road
ISBN: 978-1-942613-70-1


Book Details

Author: Rickie Zayne Ashby
Cover design by Tom Foster
Hardcover: 208 pages
Product Dimensions: 6” x 9”
Retail Price: $26.95

Book Description

Everyone has a beginning, a time filled with the simple adventures and pleasures of innocence and childhood discovery. For Rickie Ashby, the beginning was a little house in Walton's Creek, Kentucky, and the surrounding woods and fields he called home. In his book, At the End of the Road, Ashby reflects on his childhood in rural Kentucky and his family farm. The book compares the tech savvy, fast-paced 21st century to the rural, more methodical lifestyle of the 1950s that demonstrate how the old ways are often better than modern society. At the End of the Road is a thought-provoking collection of essays that will appeal to anyone yearning for a slice of the old days, and a source of inspiration and encouragement for the younger generation.

Author

Rickie Zayne Ashby is retired and lives near Bowling Green, Kentucky, where much of his time is spent gardening and reading.

Praise

"...Rick Ashby mixes humor with serious prose in an essay collection that blends parallel strands of vernacular and personal observation, products of a lifelong contemplation of how his family's lives have been shaped by the land surrounding the old 'ramshackle farmhouse' that is both center and symbol of his personal and family rural heritage."

—William Lynwood Montell, Author and Professor Emeritus, Western Kentucky University

"...(Ashby's) folksy register makes the book a quick read...(this book) will likely appeal to those yearning for a slice of the old days." 

—Kirkus Reviews


Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.


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