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Fair and tender ladies Rating: 7,6/10 429 reviews

Fiction Book Review: Fair and Tender Ladies by Lee Smith, Author Putnam Adult $17.95 (316p) ISBN 978

fair and tender ladies

The story is very intense, about hard times for these folks who live up on the mountain, with none of the conveniences you and I know and love. The affair with the bee man is still my favorite part. She loves to read but has not yet developed her spelling skills, so the first 70 pages or so took a bit longer to read as I ciphered out her words and many colloquialisms. This story is about hardship, about great love, about great loss as well as about great yearning and disappointment. I think one mark of a really good author is, when referring to a long lost character, the ability with a few words to remind the reader how they fit into the story earlier. I was so unexpectedly taken with this life story. The cover may give you the impression that this is fluff.

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Fair and Tender Ladies (Richard Nottingham, #6) by Chris Nickson

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It tells it like was but does not wallow in the poverty or anything that offshoots from that. It gets better and I think you'll understand it anyway. She loved indiscriminately I just re-acquainted myself with Ivy Rowe, after an absence of 30 years, and she is still the same wonderful woman I knew then. She trusted herself to do what was right for her, a thing that can be hard to do in a small mountain community. We do not guarantee that these techniques will work for you or not. Ivy expresses herself simply and honestly and beautifully.

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Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies

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As are the characteristics of personality that effect the choices one makes. I had a true sense of the beauty and wildness of Sugar Fork, the rising mountains, the foliage, and the fields of wildflowers. She is all mine, I have never had a thing of my own before. Through her letters to family and friends, we watch Ivy grow. You learn about their daily struggle, even just to get water from the spring and haul it back to the house, or trying to get to school with no way of getting there. Why is that and how do these and other murders and crimes tie into each other, or do they? I defy anyone to get past the first letter without loving Ivy unreservedly.

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Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies

fair and tender ladies

Fair and Tender Ladies is an novel consisting entirely of letters written by its protagonist, Ivy Rowe, to numerous recipients from her childhood until her old age. Ivy was not a paragon of virtue by society's standards. Seriously, Ivy Rowe is a twit. The main character makes some decisions that are damaging to others and doesn't seem to have remorse. I didn't realize that part of the plot was based on a trip she took in college down the Mississippi on a raft. Where most period mysteries focus in some way on the privileged upper class, Fair and Tender Ladies takes place in the streets among the every day citizens of Leeds.

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Fair and Tender Ladies Lyrics

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I confess that I did not intend to read this book but this by our fearless moderator, Lawyer, changed my mind. Ivy was not simple, far from it but she always kept that sense of awe and wonder. Where most period mysteries focus in some way on the p Find this and other reviews at: Seduced by a gorgeous piece of cover art, I uncharacteristically opted out of my usual background reading, threw caution to the wind and jumped into Chris Nickson's Fair and Tender Ladies a virtual blank slate, far more familiar with the folk song from which it took its name than I was the author or his work. Hailing from Sugarfork Farm in the mountains of Virginia she imparts a lot of life lessons from having lived as a strong, sometimes unconventional, woman who followed a life path predominately dictated by her own conscience. She loved indiscriminately, but not always wisely, and refused to apologize for her decisions. Yet she did, in her own way, because what we are reading are her letters to friends and those in her family. Anyway, I'm not sorry I read this book, but it's a good read in many ways.

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Fair and Tender Ladies • Lyrics & Song Clip (free mp3)

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This story follows the stubborn and very wise Ivy from a young girl at the end of the 18th century to a very old woman in the mid 1900's. They're about the people of Leeds and the way life was - which mean full of grinding poverty for all but the wealthy. At the end when she is old, you don't want her to die. She wants to be a writer and gets oh-so-close to going north to be educated in Boston, but life has other plans for Ivy. Recommended to historical and mystery lovers and anyone at all who enjoys a well written period tale.

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fair and tender ladies

fair and tender ladies

More recently I have enjoyed reading about American Appalachia, past and present, through the writing of author Ron Rash. Ivy was mindful - aware - made mistakes and took responsibility for them - Sometime she was tired of being grateful- could you blame anyone? This wild and intelligent, passionate and curious girl grows into a strong and woman, sometimes passive, mostly feisty. What would Nottingham do without his right hand man, Deputy Sedgewick? My Uncle Vern, who was in the legislature, was a famous storyteller, as were others, including my dad. She is raised in the hollers of the mountains by a father who is too sick to work, and a mother who gave up a comfortable life to raise a family. Also someone is vandalizing the school for girls that his daughter runs. I guess, really, I felt like I could have been reading family history. I love the lost art of letter writing.

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Fair and tender ladies (Book, 1988) [secure.sozoglobal.com]

fair and tender ladies

I thought I would really like this because of what I thought it would be about and because it got good reviews overall, which really mystifies me. Nottingham, John Sedgwick and Rob Lister find themselves investigating killings where nothing is as it seems. The vernacular put me off just a bit at first but then I settled in to sit a spell with Ivy and her family and neighbors. Told in epistolary style using letters written to friends and family of Ivy Rowe, a girl born at the dawn of the 20th century up Sugar Fork on Blue Star Mountain in Western Virginia. It is set in the Appalachians of Virginia. She talked the way I probably still talk :- Education was important to her, and she was very smart, but she never really got a chance. Do not bother to dislike me, nor pity me, nor anything else, because I do not need anything from you, nor want to either.

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secure.sozoglobal.com: Fair and Tender Ladies (9780425230459): Lee Smith: Books

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I chose bad idea, more on that later ; she wanted to introduce me to , her favorite book. From Ivy Rowe's birth on Blue Star Mountain, her life is full of passion and longing as she writes letters to family and friends. The letters begin around the turn of the century when Ivy is a child living with eight siblings on the family farm on Blue Star Mountain. We discover her story and the stories of those she loves and those she doesn't through the letters Ivy writes to family and friends over much of her life. Visit to learn about the Ivy Rowe one woman show! I can conjure up specific events and people when I hear certain songs. If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that the reviews shown do not properly reflect the range of media opinion now available, please with the mainstream media reviews that you would like to see added.

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