The Kentucky Trace

The Kentucky Trace

A Novel of the American Revolution

by Harriette Simpson Arnow

Published by: Michigan State University Press

284 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • ISBN: 9781611860627
  • Published: July 2012

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A gripping portrait of life in the hard-bitten wilderness of Revolutionary Kentucky, Harriette Simpson Arnow’s The Kentucky Trace follows surveyor William David Leslie Collins as he struggles to survive. Collins finds his fellow settlers to be almost as inscrutable as the weather—at times, they are allies, and at others, they are adversaries. Collins battles nature, bad luck, and the quickly shifting political tides to make his way in a changing world. Showcasing Arnow’s ear for dialogue and offering a wealth of historical detail, The Kentucky Trace is a masterful work of fiction by a preeminent Appalachian writer.