A Circuit Rider's Wife

A Novel

Title Details

Pages: 344

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 05/01/1998

ISBN: 9-780-8203-2012-0

List Price: $36.95

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FICTION / Literary

A Circuit Rider's Wife

A Novel

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  • Description

A thinly veiled autobiographical account of one woman's austere life in the north Georgia mountains, A Circuit Rider's Wife draws on the years Corra Harris accompanied her husband in his work as a Methodist missionary. Set mostly in the fictional Redwine circuit, the novel tells of the challenges, hardships, and—aside from the occasional homemade or homegrown donations—mostly intangible rewards of itinerant country preaching.

Through the eyes of Elizabeth Thompson, the circuit rider's wife and narrator, Harris offers a witty but caring assessment of the sometimes fine differences between spiritual and merely religious folks, town and country society, backsliders and straight-and-narrow plodders, Methodists and Baptists, and heaven and hell.

About the Author/Editor

CORRA HARRIS (1869-1935) was a native Georgian. A Circuit Rider's Wife has been included in several anthologies and was the basis for the 1951 film I'd Climb the Highest Mountain.