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Kinfolks : Falling Off the Family Tree.

Most of us grow up knowing who we are and where we come from. Lisa Alther’s mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia. One day a babysitter told Lisa about the Melungeons: six-fingered child-snatchers who hid in caves.

Forgetting about these creepy kidnappers until she had a daughter of her own, Lisa learned they were actually an isolated group of dark-skinned people- often with 2/5(2).

Bestselling author Lisa Alther’s family memoir- now available as an ebook Every family has secrets, and Lisa Alther seeks to get to the bottom of hers in a book that explains her ancestral relation to the obscure Melungeon people of Appalachia As a young girl in eastern Tennessee, Lisa Alther was warned by her babysitter about the six-fingered Melungeons who came for naughty children.2/5(2).

In this dazzling, hilarious memoir, best-selling author ofKinflicks Lisa Alther chronicles her search for the missing--oftenmysterious--branches of her family of us grow up thinking we know who we are and where we come from. LisaAlther's mother hailed from New York, her father from Virginia, and everyday they reenacted the Civil War at home in East Tennessee.2/5(2).

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Kinfolks From a New York Times–bestselling author, a blend of"history, raucous wit, genealogical sleuthing, and charming childhood memories" (Wellesley Magazine).

In a"wise, funny inquiry into the complexities of inheritance," this acclaimed Southern author investigates her family's hidden roots and the mysterious Melungeons (Booklist, starred review).

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