Velva Jean Learns to Drive

Velva Jean Learns to Drive

Large Print - 2009
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Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Center Point Publishing, 2009
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781602856059
Branch Call Number: LGP FIC Nive
Characteristics: 608p

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Roundcat
Nov 30, 2014

My father grew up in Southwest Virginia Appalachia in an area much like the setting for this first Velva Jean book. Niven's descriptions, depth of characterization, and gradual progression of Velva Jean's story to her realization of herself and where she wants to go are very powerful. I would compare her to Harper Lee and Fanny Flagg. I will definitely be reading the other three books in this series and perhaps some of her non-fiction work.

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CindyL
Aug 17, 2013

A wonderful read! Velva Jean and all the characters in the book are engrossing and evolve in a heartfelt way over the course of the story. As Velva Jean grows up in a backwater town in North Carolina, you will become attached to her, her family and other foks who affect her life. I look forward to reading Velva Jean Learns to Fly.

rowanquincy Sep 25, 2012

What a great read. So well written, I just got locked ihinto the story, Velva Jean is such an interesting character, I couldn't help but root or her. Just didn't want the story to end.

Bierlingen Aug 25, 2012

An absolutely delightful read...chock full of heartfelt emotions and detail. It offers a good insight into rural Appalachian life... the good times (buck dancing and music) and also the difficulties (poverty and intolerance) encountered. It is beautifully written.

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libraperson
Jan 13, 2011

book club read this and I liked it - passed it on to my mother-in-law who is enjoying it too

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