"This first work of fiction by Verna Mae Slone, firmly grounded in her own background, is set in the 1920s and 1930s in a closeknit community in eastern Kentucky, where family roots run deep. At its center stands as strong and resilient a heroine as any in American literature. Verna Mae Slone, a native of Knott County, Kentucky, is the author of several books, including the bestselling memoir, What My Heart Wants to Tell.
Slone's style, which includes dialogue written in dialect, is lively. Readers drawn to regional tales will enjoy leering about Lonesome Holler.~Publishers Weekly
The novel's main strength lies in its sense of community. Here is a network of independent spirits who have merely to ring a dinner bell when a neighbor is in need.~The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society