Review Announcement: Sterlen and A Mosaic of Mountain Women

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Sterlen and a Mosaic of Mountain Women – An Unexpectedly Exciting Read

Review by Julia Asel Thomas

Amy Ammons Garza blew my socks off with her amazingly well-drawn characters and intriguing storyline. I had expected a sedate story set in the mountains.  Sterlen and a Mosaic of Mountain Women was indeed set in the mountains, but it was so much more than that. The characters brought to life the mores, language and culture of mountain life. Not only was the story true to that way of life, but the characters were remarkably well drawn.

Although the story’s title suggests that it is mainly about a character named Sterlen, it seemed to me that it was really the story of one of those mountain women. The book opens with a visit by a folkloric-style mountain man bringing his gift of music and song to a family in rural North Carolina. The entire…

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