Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
David Bell (Director), Nancy Dinan, and Tom Hunley
Department of English
Master of Fine Arts
Cricket Lusk and her mother Garnet have inherited certain skills passed down from their foremothers. While Garnet’s is one of healing, however, Cricket’s is something rarer and even feared by those in the bell of her West Virginian holler: she can speak with the dead. She faces many obstacles—coming to terms with her own gift and its limitations---and must decide whether to stay and take up the granny woman trade once her mother falls ill or go to the city and escape the holler.
Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fine Arts
Hutchinson, Megan Elizabeth, "Granny Women" (2021). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3531.
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