Taste of Ashes

by Lily Lashley Price



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/19/2002

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781412250887
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 296
ISBN : 9781553953005

About the Book

Dulcie Wilson was eleven-years-old when the civil war started. With her parents and three siblings, she led an ordinary existence in the back country of Tennessee. Then her parents went to work on a plantation to help with the war effort. One evening, they did not return home. This left Dulcie the lone caretaker for her siblings. A week later, Dulcie returned from the back pasture to find that the prearranged children's wagon had come and taken her siblings to some unknown destination. Determinedly, she sets out to find her two younger sisters and brother. This book covers her search which continues for the duration of the war. On her journey she is befriended by many strangers and learns first hand the horrors of war.

About the Author

L. Price was born and raised in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri during the great depression. In early childhood her love of storytelling was nurtured through the telling and retelling of family history, including many incidents of the civil war era. When she reached her teen years she began writing poetry, some of which was published. By the time she married and began having children, she started writing down the old stories to pass on to her children and grandchildren. In the 1980's she studied writing at a local college and attended seminars. After entering a competition at a Southeast Missouri writer's conference and winning awards in the categories she entered, she was hooked. Shortly after that she began seriously working on her first novel that became 'Taste of Ashes. She still lives in the Ozarks with her husband Charlie and one son Jon. Nearby are her other sons and their families. "I am very blessed." she says.