Where the Grass Grows High, contains history surrounding the Civil War. Samuel Glenn, born and raised in Georgia, striving to avoid the effects of anticipated conflict in the southeast and keep six sons out of battle, takes his wife and ten children to an Arkansas homestead in 1852. He thought Arkansas would remain neutral if war broke out—he was mistaken—six sons went to war. My great-great-grandfather Samuel Glenn's stories were passed down to me by family members.
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Where Grass Grows High And Slaver's Hounds Don't Howl by Nancy Glenn Powell
Jeffrey Keen, President & CEO, American Book Fest
Critique: A deftly crafted and inherently engaging read from cover to cover, "Where Grass Grows High: And Slavers' Hounds Don't Howl" is an extraordinary novel by an author with a genuine flair for originality and a distinctive narrative storytelling style that readers will greatly appreciate. While unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library Contemporary Literary Fiction collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Where Grass Grows High" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $2.99). James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review
Review By Gisela Dixon for Readers’ Favorite, a 5-star review!
Where Grass Grows High: And Slavers' Hounds Don't Howl by Nancy Glenn Powell is a non-fiction book on the life and family of Samuel Glenn, one of her ancestors that lived during the Civil War times. This book follows his story based on the memories and tales handed down by subsequent generations and is thus a fictionalized historical narrative. Noting the onset of the war and the effect it could have on his family, he decides to move to Arkansas. Accounts are given of their experiences and life living on the farm. As war approaches, his sons join the battle.
It is interesting to read about life in those times of an actual family with their daily lives and worries through the Civil War. Nancy writes engagingly of the period, and her writing style retains clarity and attention to small details. This is an interesting work of historical non-fiction.