The Darlings That Lived

Bobi Conn
4 min readNov 23, 2021

A series of excerpts from my memoir, In the Shadow of the Valley, as I share some of my favorite snippets.

Photo by Adrien Tutin on Unsplash

From the Prologue, and shared with permission:

Life was different in our holler, I came to learn. And we were definitely living in a holler, not a hollow like you might read about in the dictionary or see on a fancy map. Merriam-Webster’s will tell you it’s a small valley or basin. The…

Bobi Conn

Author of A Woman in Time, a novel about rural Kentucky women surviving the Depression and Prohibition. Order now!