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The Little Way of Ruthie Leming

A Southern Girl, A Small Town, and the Secret of A Good Life
Dreher, Rod (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Little Way of Ruthie Leming
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After witnessing the way in which his hometown of St. Francisville, La., rallied around his ill sister, journalist Rod Dreher and his wife decided to leave Philadelphia and move back to St. Francisville, thereby accepting the limitations of small-town life for the privilege of being part of a community.
Authors: Dreher, Rod
Title: The little way of Ruthie Leming
a Southern girl, a small town, and the secret of a good life
Publisher: New York, NY : Grand Central Pub., 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 271 p., [8] p. of plates :,col. ill., col. map ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Rod Dreher
Notes: Col. map on lining papers
Contents: Country mouse, city mouse
"Forever and a day"
A family of her own
Sweet babies
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
The Peppers
The bright sadness
Standing in the spirit of God
Expecting a miracle
"I'm scared"
"The choir invisible"
Lean on me
The narrow path
One's destination is never a place
Summary: After witnessing the way in which his hometown of St. Francisville, La., rallied around his ill sister, journalist Rod Dreher and his wife decided to leave Philadelphia and move back to St. Francisville, thereby accepting the limitations of small-town life for the privilege of being part of a community.
Additional Contributors: Leming, Lois Ruth - 1969-2011
ISBN: 9781455521913
1455521914
9781455521890
1455521892
9781455521906
1455521906
Branch Call Number: B-Dr812L 2013
Subject Headings: Dreher, Rod Journalists United States Biography Brothers and sisters United States Biography Sisters Death Psychological aspects Country life Louisiana Saint Francisville (La.) Biography Louisiana Biography
Topical Term: Journalists
Brothers and sisters
Sisters
Country life
LCCN: 2012033741
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Author Rod Dreher couldn't wait to get out of his small Louisiana home town. As soon as he could, he fled to a larger city. He became a journalist and never understood why his sister opted to stay in their hometown. When his sister was battling cancer, his perspective changed. This book chron... Read More »


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Jun 26, 2013
  • gracindaisy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The author is drawn back to his Louisiana hometown when his 40-year-old sister battles cancer and eventually dies. Seeing the outpouring of community support for her, he decides that small-town life has big family benefits and moves back home. A little too religious, in my opinion, but a great story nonetheless.

Jun 14, 2013
  • chelsearead rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Makes you cherish the simple things in life much more!

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