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McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York City, New York, 1956. 273 pp.
With woodcuts by Stanley Rice
 
  Plowshares in Heaven  
  Jesse Stuart’s Plowshares in Heaven brings together twenty-five short stories. The book “presents the broad panorama of the mountain people and their of life.” Its tales are “humorous, astonishing, sometimes outrageous, always authentic...for which Jesse Stuart has earned his reputation as one of America’s finest and most original writers” (Dust jacket).

The Jesse Stuart Collection holds three copies of this title, all inscribed with personal messages by the author. The first is to Henry Lee Shattuck, a Bostonian lawyer and close friend; and the second to John Wilson Townsend, a good friend and regional author of Appalachian fiction like Stuart; and the third to Dr. D. B. Kraybill, a West Virginian and fellow educator like Stuart.
 

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