Thursday, January 13, 2011

Community Book Discussion - Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith

Please join us for our community book discussion, led by Dr. Rhonda Knight, on Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies on 31 January in LITC 228 at 11 a.m.

From Library Journal: "This haunting epistolary novel captures the heartbreaking beauty of Appalachia through the voice of an engaging narrator: feisty Ivy Rowe, a born storyteller growing up on a pre-World War I farm. Poverty and early motherhood destroy her dream of writing professionally, but write she does, scores of letters from girlhood until death. In her descriptions of "Whitebear Whittington," tempestuous Depression-era coal camps, proud "holler" communities, and most of all the colorful Rowe clan of Sugar Fork, Virginia, Ivy brings her beloved home country and its lore to dramatic life. Her sassy, clearheaded reports blend unforgettably with her almost mystical passions as she pieces together the vivid quilt of her life."

Light refreshments will be served.

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