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A ???vivid, unsentimental, powerful??? portrait of a Southern marriage by the New York Times???bestselling author of Ellen Foster (Publishers Weekly).,She hasn???t been dead four months and I???ve already eaten to the bottom of the deep freeze. I even ate the green peas. Used to I wouldn???t turn my hand over for green peas . . .,Ruby Stokes has died too young and left her husband, Blinking Jack, behind. With alternating entries from each of them, A Virtuous Woman recounts the tale of their years together in an ???exquisitely realised piece of writing??? (Elizabeth Buchan, The Mail on Sunday).,From their very different backgrounds???Ruby a daughter of wealth, Jack a penniless tenant farmer???to their relationships with their landlord and his family, and the strength they drew from each other in the face of hardship, this story of a marriage is ???full of fantastically gritty metaphors . . . A book that will change your dreams??? (The Observer).,???Gibbons again flawlessly reproduces the humor and idiom of rural eastern North Carolina.??? ???Library Journal

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A ???vivid, unsentimental, powerful??? portrait of a Southern marriage by the New York Times???bestselling author of Ellen Foster (Publishers Weekly).,She hasn???t been dead four months and I???ve already eaten to the bottom of the deep freeze. I even ate the green peas. Used to I wouldn???t turn my hand over for green peas . . .,Ruby Stokes has died too young and left her husband, Blinking Jack, behind. With alternating entries from each of them, A Virtuous Woman recounts the tale of their years together in an ???exquisitely realised piece of writing??? (Elizabeth Buchan, The Mail on Sunday).,From their very different backgrounds???Ruby a daughter of wealth, Jack a penniless tenant farmer???to their relationships with their landlord and his family, and the strength they drew from each other in the face of hardship, this story of a marriage is ???full of fantastically gritty metaphors . . . A book that will change your dreams??? (The Observer).,???Gibbons again flawlessly reproduces the humor and idiom of rural eastern North Carolina.??? ???Library Journal

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