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Book Signing: The Middle Ground, by Shon Butler
Local author Shon Butler will be at the library on September 20 answering questions and signing copies of his book The Middle Ground.
Book description –
A Book of Western Virginia Frontier Short Stories — These stories are historical fiction. Some are adaptations of true stories and local legends. Some of them are purely fictional creation. The Rogers family you are being introduced to in this book is the author’s family. The places mentioned are real places. Every ridge, stream or rock ledge is somewhere the author has visited. From the Kanawha Valley to the Ohio Valley at Pittsburgh, the author has walked and studied these areas. He’s hunted deer with the longrifle on the Buckhannon River; shot ducks and geese for Christmas dinners right in front of the site of Bush s Fort; dug ginseng in the Kanawha Valley and Campbell s Creek where Daniel Boone dug ginseng. It is the author’s hope that you, the reader, enjoy the tales, and possibly these stories will motivate you to study the history of the area you are in; to trace your ancestry; to get in touch with your roots and to realize where you came from and where you are going; to turn your thoughts inward and find your inner fire; and to take better care of the earth you are given to live on. More importantly the author hopes you live each day as if it were your last. Life comes and goes like steam above a kettle.