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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,991 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lee Smith Narrator: Kate Forbes Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Author of many novels and short stories, best-selling writer Lee Smith has received numerous awards for her works, including two O Henry Awards.

Fair and Tender Ladies is an epistolary novel that traces the life of Ivy Rowe, born in the isolated Virginia mountain community of Sugar Fork. Through births and deaths, marriages and funerals, the decades of Ivy’s life are captured in a rich dialect that carries the sounds and sights of the Appalachians in each syllable.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adrienne | 2/19/2014

    " This book is slim and the story is simple, but it is strong on writing, tone, graciousness, culture, and human nature. If I were an author, I'd strive to write like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ann | 2/14/2014

    " This book has given a look into the coal mining towns life at the turn of the century. This has been illustrated through letters written by Ivy. So real it becomes that it is hard to belive that someone wrote them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nancy Larsen | 2/12/2014

    " A lovely book. Ivy Rowe is a dedicated letter writer with a powerful voice that changes in subtle increments as she ages. Although she never travels far from her Virginia mountain top home, she becomes wise in the ways of life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary Z : ) | 2/3/2014

    " This took a little while to get into. I was a bit thrown because I couldn't tell what period of history she was in. Finally a date appeared at the top of one of the letters indicating it was 1919. Anyway, the story became more interesting at about that point in the book. All in all, it was OK. "

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