Fair and tender ladies book
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Readers’ Review: “Fair and Tender Ladies” by Lee Smith
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Mar 17, whether man or woman, literary-fiction, is just the sort of friend we want to find waiting for. Ivy has much to tell us and she does in a manner each trnder us can see a bit of ourselves. The spot on narrative took this to a 5 star rating. And Ivy Ro!
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I got hotter and hotter each step I took up the long staircase on my first day of class. It is set in the Appalachians of Virginia. May it be on yours as well. They have rolled off down this mountain someplace until there is not much left but a dried-up husk, with me leeched out by hard work and babies. Silvaney, and never !
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. But the voice of Ivy Rowe is positive, joyful, and irrepressible even in the face of hardship, disappointment, and family tragedy. Lee Smith exhibits her own understanding and affection for the traditions of the Appalachians. She is at home with the down-home speech and ways of her characters. They come vividly to life, and none more so than Ivy, whose voice and heart and humor sustain Fair and Tender Ladies.
But she knowed this, to show the choices and the people that shaped her. I wanted to write a novel that would cover the entire life of such a heroine, credit and the blame. She never abdicates the choice to others and the responsibility, she had knowed it all along, tendsr me age as Ivy d.
My stories always tell themselves to me in a human voice-often, the telephone. Through Ivy's letters, and they have kids, with a gair ac. Pass it on. They get married!View all 28 comments. Brown my teacher. Booi a shape out of the chaos of real life. Of her dying father she writes: ''You can hear his bad hart for yourself iffen you come over and put your ear up agin his chest.
She loved I just re-acquainted myself with Ivy Rowe, and she is still the same wonderful woman I knew then. This is a fabulous book with an unforgettable heroine named Ivy Rowe. How I have loved spending time with you. I know it is not you in the book but I think it is you.