No Hill Too High for a Stepper

Memories of Montevallo, Alabama

Mike Mahan

With Norman McMillan

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Pages: 338

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Pub Date: 04/15/2014

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6357-9

List Price: $27.95


Pub Date: 01/01/2012

ISBN: 9-781-6030-6358-6

List Price: $9.99


NewSouth Books

No Hill Too High for a Stepper

Memories of Montevallo, Alabama

Mike Mahan

With Norman McMillan

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  • Description
Born during the Great Depression, Mike Mahan was in many ways a very lucky boy. His parents, a barber and a beautician, owned their own shop and home, always providing ample food, clothing, and warmth. No Hill Too High for a Stepper is not, then, the usual story of economic or family struggle, but rather a celebration of life in Montevallo, Alabama, during the thirties, forties, and fifties. It paints excellent portraits of unusually supportive parents as well as of other family members and townspeople, creating a detailed sense of small-town life during this period. At the heart of this book is an absorbing depiction of an irrepressible child and adolescent who approached all of life with a great sense of wonder and who meant to live it to the fullest. Throughout the memoir, the reader comes to see the richness of this life and the pride with which Mahan remembers it.

About the Author/Editor

Mike Mahan (Author)
MIKE MAHAN and his wife, Linda, live with two dogs in historic Montebrier in downtown Brierfield, Alabama, four and a half miles south of his cherished Shelby Street. He has practiced dentistry for almost fifty years and served as Montevallo’s fire chief for twenty years. His other passions include music and history.

Norman McMillan (With)
An Alabama native, Norman McMillan is retired from the University of Montevallo English Department. His memoir, Distant Son: An Alabama Boyhood, was published in 2002 by the Cahaba Trail Commission. His plays, Truman Capote: Against a Copper Sky and Ashes of Roses (based on stories of Mary Ward Brown) have been produced in Monroeville, Mobile, Montgomery, Montevallo, and Marion.