Fair and Tender Ladies

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Penguin, Jul 5, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
6 Reviews
"A tour de force."
LOS ANGELES TIMES
Ivy Rowe may not have much education, but her thoughts are classic, and her experiences are fascinating. 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....
"Few readers will be dry-eyed as they watch this extraordinary woman disappear around that last bend in the road."
CHICAGO TRIBUNE
 

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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

Title Page
PART TWO Letters from Majestic
PART THREE Letters from Diamond
PART FOUR Letters from Sugar Fork
PART FIVE Letters from Sugar Fork
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