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Mothering on Perilous

Lucy S. Furman

Cecelia Loring is alone in the world after the death of her mother and has come to the Kentucky mountains in search of work. Although very depressed from her loss she soon becomes caretaker of the garden at a school and not many days later finds herself quite busy as housemother to a group of energetic boys that keep running away from the school because of homesickness, especially Nucky, who seems to have the weight of the world on his shoulders, worrying about not being at home to help his brother Blant "keep lookout" for the Cheevers, who have been at war with the Marrses for years over a piece of land. Can she find a way to make the boys feel at home so they will stay and get an education? And can they begin to help her heal the broken places in her heart? Lucy Furman based several of her novels, including Mothering on Perilous, on her years as a teacher and housemother at the Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky. Through her experiences at the school her writing vividly portrays the beauty, but also the harshness of mountain life. (summary by Laura Victoria)

Cecelia Loring is alone in the world after the death of her mother and has come to the Kentucky mountains in search of work. Although very depressed from her loss she soon becomes caretaker of the garden at a school and not many days later finds herself quite busy as housemother to a group of energetic boys that keep running away from the school because of homesickness, especially Nucky, who seems to have the weight of the world on his shoulders, worrying about not being at home to help his brother Blant "keep lookout" for the Cheevers, who have been at war with the Marrses for years over a piece of land. Can she find a way to make the boys feel at home so they will stay and get an education? And can they begin to help her heal the broken places in her heart? Lucy Furman based several of her novels, including Mothering on Perilous, on her years as a teacher and housemother at the Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky. Through her experiences at the school her writing vividly portrays the beauty, but also the harshness of mountain life. (summary by Laura Victoria)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Cecelia Loring is alone in the world after the death of her mother and has come to the Kentucky mountains in search of work. Although very depressed from her loss she soon becomes caretaker of the garden at a school and not many days later finds herself quite busy as housemother to a group of energetic boys that keep running away from the school because of homesickness, especially Nucky, who seems to have the weight of the world on his shoulders, worrying about not being at home to help his brother Blant "keep lookout" for the Cheevers, who have been at war with the Marrses for years over a piece of land. Can she find a way to make the boys feel at home so they will stay and get an education? And can they begin to help her heal the broken places in her heart? Lucy Furman based several of her novels, including Mothering on Perilous, on her years as a teacher and housemother at the Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky. Through her experiences at the school her writing vividly portrays the beauty, but also the harshness of mountain life. (summary by Laura Victoria)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 40m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:41


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:11


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:19


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:39


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:28


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:59


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:34


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:01


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:23