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Fair and Tender Ladies
A man appears. It is not an entire man He also reflects on the writing of artists as celebrated as Henry James and Eudora Welty and as little known as the American Indian author James Welch. He gives nodding attention and one formidable essay to "formative heroes "-Flaubert, Tolstoy, Hardy, and John Milton and suggests how they contribute to forming the children of his spirit. And although his mind has roamed vast territories, North Carolina is the heart's home of Reynolds Price. A sure sense of place and love of it shine through not only his fiction but this collection of essays, whether it be around a pond in Orange County, which has been his home some thirty years; the campus of Duke University which both nurtured him and where he nurtures others; or in his memories of the Warren County of his childhood.
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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. Just when life seems drearily predictable, she succumbs in middle age to an irresistible passion that brings tragic consequences.