Notes Concerning the Author
Harriette (Simpson) Arnow (1908—1986) was a native of Kentucky and the bard of its Appalachian people.
“The Dollmaker” is a Kentucky country woman condemned by economic necessity to suffer a life in industrial Detroit in the period before World War II. The book is a realistic and moving portrayal of an experience of many Southern people in the 20th century which has been neglected in literature. Another Arnow novel on the Kentucky mountain people that is highly regarded is Hunter’s Horn (1949).
Availability of this Book
The Dollmaker is available on the used book market in both hardback and paperback and on Kindle.
Other Works by Arnow
See also Arnow’s Seedtime in the Cumberland at 04.02.02 and the film version of The Dollmaker at 22.04.08.