Ramona Griffith Cutrer’s newly released “Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties” shares insights from a lost era.

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“Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties” from Christian Faith Publishing author Ramona Griffith Cutrer shares the insights of someone who lived in a place unaffected by an era of change. Once craving the fast life of the outside world, she now longs for the uncomplicated life her stable community provided.

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“Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties”: an insightful look into the 1960s from the perspective of someone whose childhood moved at a much slower pace. “Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties” is the creation of published author, Ramona Griffith Cutrer. Ramona is a former high school English teacher and university freshman English instructor. A lifelong Louisiana native, she lives in the country North of New Orleans with her husband of nearly forty years and her cat. She spends most of her days working in her flower garden and playing with her five grandchildren.

“The name of the small village I grew up in is called Pine Prairie, located in the central part of Louisiana. You probably won’t find it on a map. The population when I lived there was around eight hundred and isn’t much more than that today. The topography reflects a blending of two distinct cultures. To the south there are flat lands made of rice fields, the residents are predominately of French descent, and many are still fluent in French. To the north, along highway 13, the upper pine hills begin and here the people are of English descent, and farm the fields of cotton and soy beans or work offshore on the oilrigs in the Gulf of Mexico. It is here in this small town, that is hardly a town, that these two groups meet, marry, live and work together. It wasn’t until I was much older that I came to appreciate the unique experiences I had as a child in this culture.” --Ramona Griffith Cutrer

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Ramona Griffith Cutrer’s new book offers an alternative perspective on the cultural shifts of the 1960s.

It was the sixties. It was the decade of the Beatles, Vietnam protests, riots, and the senseless death of a President. To the children of a tiny village in South Louisiana, these cultural events were merely background noise. Their rural lives were predictable and, for the most part, uneventful. In her teens, author Ramona Griffith Cutrer came to resent all of it. She vowed to leave as early as possible, which she did.

As a middle-aged adult, however, she has earned respect and a genuine longing for that uncomplicated life. Her experiences have given her powerful insights. The essays within “Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties” capture specific moments of her childhood during that era. She hopes they will stir a recollection of similar events in the minds of readers.

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Consumers can purchase “Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Prairie Roads: A Collection of Essays About Growing Up in South Louisiana during the Sixties”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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