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  • The log home of Kentucky authors, Janice Holt and Henry Giles is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Giles Society was established in 1996 to preserve the literary legacy of Janice Holt Giles and her husband Henry Giles, and to restore their log home.

    Books by Janice Holt Giles

    Fiction:
    The Enduring Hills, 1950
    Miss Willie, 1951
    Tara’s Healing, 1951
    The Kentuckians, 1953
    The Plum Thicket, 1954
    Hill Man (writing as John Garth), 1954, (re-issued under Giles’s name, Spring 2000)
    Hannah Fowler, 1956
    The Believers, 1957
    Land Beyond the Mountains, 1958
    Johnny Osage, 1960
    Savanna, 1961
    Voyage to Santa Fe, 1962
    Run Me a River, 1964
    The Great Adventure, 1966
    Shady Grove, 1967
    Six-Horse Hitch, 1968
    Act of Contrition (written in the 1950s, but unpublished until 2001)

    Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction:  Wellspring, 1975 Nonfiction:
    40 Acres and No Mule, 1952
    The Damned Engineers, 1970
    The Kinta Years, 1973  Books by Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles

    Fiction:

    Harbin’s Ridge, 1951

    Nonfiction:
    A Little Better Than Plumb, 1963
    The GI Journal of Sergeant Giles, 1965
    Around Our House, 1971

    Arts & Crafts Festival at the Historic Log Cabin the first Saturday of October

    Hours:
    Giles House is open to the public June-October on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (CT)

    HOW TO FIND GILES HOUSE:

    From Campbellsville: Take Hwy. 70 S. to the intersection of Hwy. 76, turn right; continue through Knifley on 76 until you reach Spout Springs Road (see Giles historical marker), turn left, go .01 mile.

    For more details visit… http://www.gilessociety.org/ 

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