Fair and tender ladies

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Putnam, Aug 1, 1988 - Fiction - 316 pages
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A series of letters, written to family and friends, reveals the life and times of Ivy Rowe, as she grows from girlhood to old age, finds love, dreams great visions, and raises a family, in an evocative portrait of Appalchia

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User Review  - christinejoseph - LibraryThing

Story of Ivy Rowe - chronicle of the South as written only t/ her letters. Great Ivy Rowe, Virginia mountain girl, then wife, mother, and finally "Mawmaw," never strays far from her home-but the ... Read full review

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User Review  - JMlibrarian - LibraryThing

I. . .am. . .Ivy. I've never identified so completely with a character. There may be other books as good about mountain people, but there are none that are superior to Lee Smith's epistolary ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
6
Section 2
20
Section 3
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About the author (1988)

Smith, a professor in the English department at North Carolina State, has received numerous awards and honors.

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