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.
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.
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.
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.
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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