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Fair and Tender Ladies
Fair and Tender Ladies
What a lovely review! I had never even heard of this writer before, but I shall certainly be looking out for her work now. Thank you so much for this! I have to admit, I had to look up "epistolary novel". I've never read one of these before.
Born near the turn of the century in the Virginia Mountains, Ivy's story is told completely through letters she is forever writing, and that you will forever want to read Readers will be thoroughly captivated by Ivy Rowe, the narrator of this epistolary novel, and will come to the end of her story with a pang of regret. Smith Oral History , Family Linen has produced her best work here, creating a fully rounded heroine and other vivid characters who inhabit Virginia's Appalachia region. The letters begin around the turn of the century when Ivy is a child living with eight siblings on the family farm on Blue Star Mountain. Ivy's talent as a budding writer is recognized early on, but just as she is about to realize her dream of going North to school, she is betrayed by her passionate nature.
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a book of engines and traps
And Ivy Rowe, the heroine of Fair and Tender Ladies , is just the sort of friend we want to find waiting for us. There are unforgettable characters. Few readers will be dry-eyed as they watch this extraordinary woman disappear around that last bend in the road.
Jul 05, ISBN From childhood, when teachers encouraged her gift for language, to her rebellious teenage years when she swore against motherhood-only to then become a mother-and on through life, Ivy writes with insight, honesty, and a passion for living that is sure to be infectious. By following the chronology of these letters we observe your wonderful heroine, Ivy Rowe, as she moves from childhood to old age. Did you know from the beginning that this novel would cover an entire life? And what do you think this form offers to the reader that a standard first person narrative would not? I had long wanted to write a novel that would honor the heroic lives of the older mountain women I have known—strong, vital women who lived life to the fullest despite their limitations of poverty, lack of education, and lots of children. I wanted to write a novel that would cover the entire life of such a heroine, to show the choices and the people that shaped her.