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With a Hammer for My Heart: A Novel

by George Ella Lyon

Availablepaperback$19.95 978-0-8131-9175-1
Kentucky Voices
224 pages  Pubdate: 03/30/2007  5.5 x 9  

“A rich tale of healing, redemption, and social responsibility.”—Publishers Weekly “A compelling, skillfully told story…. Lyon's finest achievement.”—Lexington Herald-Leader “Lyon gives readers a story rich in precise, gorgeous language that glows like a sword on the forge and cuts as deep…. Tragedies old and new weave a tiny Kentucky town into the center of the universe.”—Booklist (starred review) “Lyon consistently reveals in her work an ability to render the peculiarities of the people and the places she knows best, while at the same time exploring concerns that lend her stories and poems universal appeal. The same is true of With a Hammer for My Heart, a powerful first novel that catapults Lyon into the ranks of other well-respected contemporary novelists.”—Southern Register

George Ella Lyon is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children and adults. She is the recipient of the Publishers Weekly Book of the Year Award for Who Came Down That Road? and the Appalachian Writers Association Book of the Year Award for Catalpa.