Carl Boggess Honaker

A Sweet Spot Called Home

Carl Boggess Honaker’s thoughtful, playful, and at times transcendent memoir gives readers a delightfully vivid and nostalgic picture of life growing up in the lively Honaker family in Oakvale, West Virginia, during the 1930s. He includes tidbits of natural history, old-fashioned farming, one-room school days, character-shaping religion, fun recreation, the devastating impact of the depression, and so much more. Learn about the natural history of the deepest cave in West Virginia, and tales Uncle Bernard and Uncle Oscar in the general store, Mr. Dodrill’s pedicure in class, and a handful of Southern one-liners to help you decode your next family gathering with Uncle Randolph.


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