The Southern Child is Kathy Widener’s heartfelt memoir of living and growing up in the South during the 1950s and 60s. She spent her childhood in an old unpainted clapboard house built in 1912 by herGranddaddy Kelly Gantt and his brothers, just the same as her father, uncle, and grandparents before her. There was no indoor plumbing and no heat source except wood. That old house still stands on a dirt road in the country side ofSouth Carolina, not far from the black waters of the North Edisto River. The only different between her life and her predecessors’ was that Kathy had no domesticated farm animals…and didn’t make any moonshine.
The Southern Child follows Kathy Widener’s previous works,Where Memories Live and The Return Home.