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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Set in the mountains of Virginia, this sweeping novel tells the story of Ivy Rowe beginning in 1914 when she was a young teenager living on a farm way up on the mountain with her sisters and brothers ... Read full review

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

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