About the Book
Henrietta "Etta" Looney, born in 1860, grew up in "The Free State of Winston." This was hilly, rocky and devastated North Alabama following the Civil War. Etta was the daughter of a Union soldier in the confederate south. Life after the war was a matter of survival. She was the eldest of seven children. Her mother refused to let her marry anyone, insisting that she stay home to care for her parents in their old age. Edmund Hogan wanted to marry her, but he married her sister, Josephine, instead. However, that didn't stop a determined and headstrong Etta from getting what she wanted.
About the Author
Patricia Quinlan is the great-granddaughter of the main character, Etta Looney. She has a B.S. from Virginia Tech and a B.F.A. from Western Kentuck University. After retirement she worked as a sculptor while writing her first book, "Beneath Their Feet," a historical novel of Mammoth Cave. She lives in Aurora, Colorado. "Growing up in the Free State of Winston" is her fourth book.
Growing Up in "The Free State of Winston"
Patricia H. Quinlan
6" x 9"