Sarah Loudin Thomas
Thomas Wolfe said you can’t go home again, but maybe he just didn’t try hard enough. My home has always been a plot of mountain land in north-central West Virginia. Six generations of my family have lived on that land before me and I can stand on the same ground my great-great-great-great grandparents did. It’s not so much that I long to go home again as it is that I carry home in my heart.
And I hope my stories instill that feeling of timeless belonging in your heart as well. I tell tales rooted in the land and spirit of Appalachia. And even if you don’t live there, I hope, when you settle into a novel, you’ll feel that sense of coming home that I do.
So the next time you want to pull out an heirloom quilt, dig into a piece of homemade pie, and do a little reminiscing–you might flip open the cover of one of my novels. I’m always ready to escort you back home again.