With a Hammer for My Heart

With a Hammer for My Heart

A Novel

Kentucky Voices

by George Ella Lyon

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

224 Pages, 5.00 x 9.00 x 0.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780813191751
  • Published: March 2007



With a Hammer for My Heart is the story of Lawanda, a precocious, poverty-stricken fifteen-year-old girl from Cardin, Kentucky, who dreams of attending college. When Lawanda's friendship with an alcoholic World War II veteran named Garland is misinterpreted by their fellow townspeople, a tragedy calls her future into question.