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10 edition of Feather crowns found in the catalog.

Feather crowns

a novel

by Bobbie Ann Mason

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Published by HarperCollins in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kentucky
    • Subjects:
    • Quintuplets -- Kentucky -- Fiction,
    • Farm life -- Kentucky -- Fiction,
    • Family -- Kentucky -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Bobbie Ann Mason.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3563.A7877 F4 1993
      The Physical Object
      Pagination454 p. ;
      Number of Pages454
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1745737M
      ISBN 100060167807
      LC Control Number92056227

      Crown of Feathers is an epic fantasy about love’s incredible power to save—or to destroy. Interspersed throughout is the story of Avalkyra Ashfire, the last Rider queen, who would rather see her empire burn than fall into her sister’s hands. Richly detailed and poignant, Feather Crowns focuses on one woman but opens out ultimately into the chronicle of a time and a people. Written in Bobbie Ann Mason's taut yet lyrical prose, the novel ranges from a peaceful farming community to a fire-and-brimstone revival camp, from /5(5).

      Angel Crowns (aka Death Crowns or Feather Crowns) were an eerie Appalachian phenom. The belief was that if a swirl of feathers was found in the pillow of a person who had just expired on it, that person was already heaven-bound. The Museum of Appalachia has a small display of Angel Crowns from the pillows of dead children. Feather Death Crowns A bit of Appalachian folklore: Back when feather pillows were the norm in Appalachian households, it was not uncommon to find a hardened mass of feathers whose quills had turned inward and locked together forming a disc, or crown, in .

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Feather death crown dating somewhere between the s and the s. Photo by Lori Kimball / Feather pillows are about as rare the Loch Ness Monster, but once upon a time they were as common as could be. Long ago, the people of Appalachia began to notice a peculiar phenomenon: odd crownlike masses in the pillows of the seriously ill or recently deceased.

The feather crown is a clump of feathers found in a feather pillow after someone has died. One old explanation for this is that as the soul leaves the body, the feathers are sucked or woven into a hard not. Another variation is that the crown is found if the person went to heaven, and a variation of this tale is that the crown forms as a crown.

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