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Literature

Kathryn Tucker Windham’s first job as a writer was at age twelve when she wrote movie reviews for the Thomasville News. After finishing college as an English Major, Kathryn began a career in journalism that spanned forty years.She believed that all writers are basically self-taught, but did credit her college English teacher, Dr. Rhoda Coleman Ellison, with greatly influencing her abilities as a writer.Dr. Ellison taught Kathryn that a writer should always write on the subject of the world they know and care about.The key to good writing is doing it right.

Kathryn used her work to remind the reader of his past and the similarities between people of various ages and backgrounds.Written in a simple and personal style, her literature is designed to relate one on one with the reader, as if the writer and the reader were sitting next to each other sharing experiences. Kathryn thought that good writing should offer hope and positive encouragement while showing that every day is special enough to be recorded forever on paper.

Kathryn’s books are also available at most bookstores.

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The Bridal Wreath Bush The, Bridal, Wreath, Bush, Kathryn, Tucker, Windham
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In this elegant, simple tale of a true incident, renowned storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham reminds us of the endurance of love and the durability of the human spirit. Hiram, a poor farmer, approaches her father, a banker, for a loan of expense money for a journey. The background to Hiram’s quest encompasses love, loss, the terrible human costs of slavery, and the complex relationships between black and white Southerners. Hiram returns from his journey with a gift for his banker friend and a...

Spit, Scarey Ann, & Sweat Bees "One Thing Leads To Another" Spit, Scarey Ann, & Sweat Bees "One Thing Leads To Another", Kathryn Tucker Windham
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Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees recalls small-town life in the 1920s and ‘30s, garnished with ruminations about folktales and superstitions. Mrs.Windham recalls how Thurza, her family cook, tucked a wooden match in her hair to cure a headache, and how her father spit in his hat when a rabbit crossed the road. She ponders the origins of old sayings and the creativity of children’s play before television and air conditioning. She affectionately recounts stories about family members, friends,...

Jeffreys Favorite 13 Ghost Stories Jeffreys, Favorite, 13, Ghost, Stories
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Jeffrey, the ghost that has haunted Kathryn Tucker Windham’s house for 40 years is back. This time, he helped Mrs. Windham choose 13 of the best stories from her acclaimed series of Southern ghost stories. This new volume, with an introduction by the author, is filled with cameos by historical places, collecting the best of the stories from Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Learn why a phantom witch relentlessly torments the Bell family and gasp as a farmer vanishes into thin air....

Encounters Encounters,Kathryn, Tucker, Windham
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As a storyteller, author, and journalist, Kathryn Tucker Windham has been creating word pictures for more than 50 years. Yet, unknown to many of her followers, she’s been taking pictures even longer ever since a sunny day in 1927 when her sister let her borrow a folding Kodak camera to photograph their friends. The result is an amazing collection of photographs, spanning eight decades of American history, which captures the unique spirit of this indomitable woman and the South she calls home....

Ernests Gift Ernests, Gift, Kathryn, Tucker, Windham
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On the occasion of the centennial of the public library in historic Selma, Alabama, beloved storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham relates the true story of Ernest Dawson. When he was a boy in the 1930s, segregation laws had barred Dawson from using the Selma library. But his love of books and his eagerness to learn was strong, and he eventually became a teacher. Years later he bequeathed to the Selma library money for a new children’s wing so that other eager young readers of all races would...

Alabama, One Big Front Porch Alabama, One, Big, Front, Porch, Kathryn, Tucker, Windham
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In her inimitable style, story teller Kathryn Tucker Windham takes readers on a tour of the history, people, and places of the “Heart of Dixie.” First published in 1975 and long out of print, ALABAMA, ONE BIG FRONT PORCH is now reissued for the enjoyment of all. Alabama, Mrs.Windham writes, is like one big front porch where folks gather on summer nights to tell tales and to talk o family. The tale tellers don’t all look alike and they don’t all talk alike, but the stories they tell are all...

Jeffrey Introduces 13 More Southern Ghosts Jeffrey, Kathryn, Tucker, Windham
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Jeffrey was the resident apparition in the Selma, Alabama, home of nationally-known folklorist Kathryn Tucker Windham and the inspiration for Windham’s best-selling collection of macabre tales that reveal two hundred years of Alabama’s ghostly secrets, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. One of the most popular books ever published in the state, generations of Alabama children and students have been thrilled and chilled by Windham’s spectral legends. Following the overwhelming success of 13 Alabama...