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Bus Fare to Kentucky: The Autobiography of Skeeter Davis

Davis, Skeeter

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ISBN 10: 155972191X / ISBN 13: 9781559721912
Editorial: U.S.A.: Birch Lane Pr, 1993
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Birch Lane Pr, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New +. Dust Jacket Condition: As new, Second Printing. Grey hardcover, DJ shows only the slightest edge wear. Hand signed on the TITLE PAGE: - 7-6-96 SKEETER DAVIS. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 0000959

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Título: Bus Fare to Kentucky: The Autobiography of ...

Editorial: U.S.A.: Birch Lane Pr

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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The country music star tells her own intriguing story, from her Depression-era childhood in Kentucky to international fame and stardom, detailing two ill-fated marriages and several dramatic twists of fate. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.

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Like the life it describes, Mary Frances Penick's story of her rise to prominence as country-and-rockabilly star ``Skeeter Davis'' (best known for her crossover hit ``The End of the World'') has its share of excitement and of tedium. Davis, offspring of poor Appalachian farmers, endured a family history of alcoholism, incest, and murder: Many of the most gripping moments here come early on, as we learn of the murder of the author's grandfather by an uncle, and of her mother's attempted suicide. Davis writes with clarity and understanding about her parents' struggle with alcohol, her early career with singing partner B.J. Davis, and her virtual imprisonment by her mother in the wake of a friend's accidental death. Perhaps because she's so sympathetic, the author proved a magnet for some highly disturbed men: Few will watch former husband Ralph Emery's TV talk show with the same eyes after reading of Davis's marriage to him. There's also insight here about country's evolution--including evolution of the twin-necked pedal steel guitar, built to imitate Davis's unique harmonic style (a style that influenced the Everly Brothers and, by extension, many others), and of Chet Atkins's recording innovations. But despite Davis's good will, later chapters--with their domestic scenes and descriptions of travel and interactions with admirers, including a patronizing account of an evangelical tour of Africa--will appeal only to hard-core Davis fans; nor do consecutive accounts of the deaths of Davis's mother, father, and youngest sister lighten the load. Despite the reservations: an absorbing memoir by an appealing woman. (Photographs) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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