over the plain houses review

Over the Plain Houses: A Review

Over the Plain HousesWhen a USDA agent comes to call on a small village in the mountains of North Carolina, the wife of the local preacher seizes on a chance for their gifted son to receive a better education at a school in the city. That’s the gist of Julia FranksOver the Plain Houses, but the novel reaches beyond this straightforward premise to cover one woman’s struggle for independence in Depression-era Appalachia. Continue reading