Cardy Raper’s An American Harvest is the oral history of a remarkable family from rural North Carolina. In the tradition of the Foxfire series, Ms. Raper has recorded a wonderfully authentic swatch of Southern Americana, ranging from tobacco raising to hog butchering, old-time revivals to neighborhood corn-shucking, and clannish feuds to helping one’s neighbors in times of need. An American Harvest is a loving evocation of a hard place to make a living but a grand place to live. I loved these stories.
– Howard Frank Mosher
Author of A Stranger in the Kingdom and Walking to Gatlinburg