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A Virtuous Woman When Blinking Jack Stokes Met Ruby Pitt Woodrow, She Was Twenty And He Was Forty She Was The Carefully Raised Daughter Of Carolina Gentry And He Was A Skinny Tenant Farmer Who Had Never Owned Anything In His Life She Was Newly Widowed After A Disastrous Marriage To A Brutal Drifter He Had Never Asked A Woman To Do Than Help Him Hitch A Mule They Didn T Fall In Love So Much As They Simply Found Each Other And Held On For Dear LifeKaye Gibbons S First Novel, Ellen Foster, Won The Sue Kaufman Prize For First Fiction From The American Academy And Institute Of Arts And Letters And The Praise Of Writers From Walker Percy To Eudora Welty In A Virtuous Woman, Gibbons Transcends Her Early Promise, Creating A Multilayered And Indelibly Convincing Portrait Of Two Seemingly Ill Matched People Who Somehow Miraculously Make A Marriage

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  • Paperback
  • 165 pages
  • A Virtuous Woman
  • Kaye Gibbons
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 0375703063

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  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I should have been wary of this book since Oprah picked it for her book club, and I rarely appreciate her picks But I had liked Charms for the Easy Life by this same author I think my problem this time was simply my expectations It s not a bad book, but not what I hoped for after reading the back cover I expected a good love story The main characters did love each other, but the book was mostly descriptions of all the unpleasant things that happened in their lives, culminating with him tryi I should have been wary of this book since Oprah picked it for her book club, and I rarely appreciate her picks But I had liked Charms for the Easy Life by this same author I think my problem this time was simply my expectations It s not a bad book, but not what I hoped for after reading the back cover I expected a good love story The main characters did love each other, but the book was mostly descriptions of all the unpleasant things that happened in their lives, culminating with him trying to cope with her death I don t enjoy gritty sordid reality books I read for escape, inspiration, education, beauty, entertainment, etc So this book was a wrong turn for me At least it was short


  2. says:

    Have you ever read a book and felt so distant from it shocked you when you realized you were actually in tears This novel, such a quick read that a devoted reader will finish it in one sitting, seems so benign and irrelevant, yet works its way into your heart By the end I found myself shockingly gulping for air This may be an Oprah pick, but it s a smart book that I d recommend to anyone who can appreciate a simple story line and a solid tale.


  3. says:

    Beautifully written, A Virtuous Women, is the quiet love story of Ruby Pitt Woodrow, daughter of a rich farmer, and Jack Stokes, a tenant farmer At first they seem an unlikely match, Ruby, although 20 years younger than Jack, is already widowed, Jack, unattractive and unsuccessful, has never been married But both have had tough lives Ruby is alienated from her parents due to her brief marriage which was a disaster She is working as a maid when she meets Jack Jack has never had much, althoug Beautifully written, A Virtuous Women, is the quiet love story of Ruby Pitt Woodrow, daughter of a rich farmer, and Jack Stokes, a tenant farmer At first they seem an unlikely match, Ruby, although 20 years younger than Jack, is already widowed, Jack, unattractive and unsuccessful, has never been married But both have had tough lives Ruby is alienated from her parents due to her brief marriage which was a disaster She is working as a maid when she meets Jack Jack has never had much, although his dream is to own a piece of land Together they find, if not what they were looking for, a sense of completeness The book is written in first person narration with both Jack and Ruby narrating alternate chapters except the last chapter which is written in the third person This technique helps make both characters seem real For me, personally, Jack was the character I most cared about, mostly because we know from the very beginning that Ruby dies and we see that Jack is lost without her This is one of those simple, quiet kind of books where there is little action or plot, just the story of two people who come to love and care for each other Yet, it s the kind of story that will stay with you long after you ve read it


  4. says:

    After reading Ellen Foster, I thought I simply had to readby this author I made a special trip to the library to obtain another.I was disappointed While I realize it is difficult to follow one superb book with another, this one fell flat, was choppy, was boring and I m very glad I read Ellen Foster first or I would not have continued to read .Ruby Trip is privileged by southern, small town farm standards She has loving parents who dote on her and who can afford food on the table and After reading Ellen Foster, I thought I simply had to readby this author I made a special trip to the library to obtain another.I was disappointed While I realize it is difficult to follow one superb book with another, this one fell flat, was choppy, was boring and I m very glad I read Ellen Foster first or I would not have continued to read .Ruby Trip is privileged by southern, small town farm standards She has loving parents who dote on her and who can afford food on the table and a roof over their head.Ruby was pampered to the detrimental extent that when unsupervised she makes very poor choices, including running away to marry a near do well migrant worker.Jack Stokes is a tenant farmer, poor in worldly goods, rich in a loving spirit and gentleness toward ruby Rescuing Ruby from poverty when her abusive husband dies, Jack shows Ruby respect, patience and a life of kind understanding.This is the story of Ruby and Jack as they grow to love each other.A story is one of a loving untraditional relationship, with one chapter told by Ruby and another by Jack


  5. says:

    One of the reviews on this book was from the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper Their review states, So true and so vital I would swear there were moments when A VIRTUOUS WOMAN actually vibrated in my hands When I read that review, I just knew that this book would be a good read I was so disappointed with this book The only vibrating that I experienced while reading this book was when I experienced convulsions from a boredom seizure I didn t like the characters except for Mavis, a One of the reviews on this book was from the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper Their review states, So true and so vital I would swear there were moments when A VIRTUOUS WOMAN actually vibrated in my hands When I read that review, I just knew that this book would be a good read I was so disappointed with this book The only vibrating that I experienced while reading this book was when I experienced convulsions from a boredom seizure I didn t like the characters except for Mavis, and she was nixed from the story so quickly I guess I was just expecting this great love story, and I got a story written in hillbilly colloquial context At some points, it was just confusing because I don t speak hillbilly as a 2nd language It was just WEIRD to read Then, one of the uneducated characters, like Jack, would use a word like accumulate I just didn t see how that could be a realistic word within the scope of Jack s vocabulary Anyway, I m done ranting I would not suggest for anybody to waste their time reading this book Please for the sake of all mankind do not read this book


  6. says:

    I loved this simple, oft told story of two down and out people who find each under and get pleasure in the duty of caring for one another The story and setting are not unique, but the voice of both characters, and the collage the story is laid out in, and the insights resonate with me still OK, and I cried at the end Not many books can make me do that any.


  7. says:

    Meh Started strong and drew me in, but then slowly fell apart.


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILERS included sorry I can t seem to talk about the novel without including details from the plot.I read Ellen Foster first I thought it was well written, and I almost always enjoy Southern authors.So, off I went to find A Virtuous Woman A few things 1 Ruby fits Proverbs 31 s description of a virtuous woman AFTER she marries Jack I loved this connection.2 I appreciate the realness , the grittiness of these characters and their circumstances.3 I am happy to see a novel or novell SPOILERS included sorry I can t seem to talk about the novel without including details from the plot.I read Ellen Foster first I thought it was well written, and I almost always enjoy Southern authors.So, off I went to find A Virtuous Woman A few things 1 Ruby fits Proverbs 31 s description of a virtuous woman AFTER she marries Jack I loved this connection.2 I appreciate the realness , the grittiness of these characters and their circumstances.3 I am happy to see a novel or novella in the Southern Gothic style.If you want a sweet romance that ends on a happy note THIS IS NOT the book for you.These characters are fleshed out and flawed, but they love each other They share a life together And, when Ruby dies, she does all that she can to ensure Jack is taken care of for as long as possible His love for her threatens to send him into a downward spiral he cannot recover from, but then, he is saved by a gift.I enjoy the style of writing in this book I enjoyed the change in the points of view I enjoyed the characters and their development I also enjoy the dialogue, the setting, the sensory details.Again, it is a gritty, earthy story that is about two people who love each other and share a life together I would NOT classify it as romance I would classify it as a southern gothic story


  9. says:

    Gosh, for such a small book, it took me forever to read it While I enjoyed Gibbon s writing style, she really does a good job making her characters lifelike, it just never took off for me It was very slow paced Nothing exciting happened that made me anxious to pick it back up after I put it down Lesser characters Tiny Fran and Roland were painted as stereo typical small minded and selfish archetypes, creating the brunt of the conflicts in the story The main characters, Jack and Ruby initial Gosh, for such a small book, it took me forever to read it While I enjoyed Gibbon s writing style, she really does a good job making her characters lifelike, it just never took off for me It was very slow paced Nothing exciting happened that made me anxious to pick it back up after I put it down Lesser characters Tiny Fran and Roland were painted as stereo typical small minded and selfish archetypes, creating the brunt of the conflicts in the story The main characters, Jack and Ruby initially came off as a cute mismatched pair, She the young beauty He the skinny older man and I enjoyed reading about them, but if the author was inferring that Ruby was a virtuous woman, I m not sure I d agree Virtuous means righteous, good, pure, upstanding Half way through the story, Ruby and Jack, along with their neighbor, Burr, seem to take too much enjoyment out of tormenting the antagonists Jack and Ruby s ridicule and often harsh reactions to the antagonists infractions made them nearly as unlikeable as the people they condemned It s not often I come out of a book not sure of the point of the story


  10. says:

    This was a very spare novel about a husband and wife, Ruby and Jack The author alternates the POV between the two I found the vernacular a little confusing at first, and the switching between narrators had me flipping back and forth to see who was speaking The last two or three chapters were told by other narrators, and that was interesting The book gives a very intimate look into their lives You find out early on that Ruby is dying of lung cancer It reminded me of some of Annie Proulx s b This was a very spare novel about a husband and wife, Ruby and Jack The author alternates the POV between the two I found the vernacular a little confusing at first, and the switching between narrators had me flipping back and forth to see who was speaking The last two or three chapters were told by other narrators, and that was interesting The book gives a very intimate look into their lives You find out early on that Ruby is dying of lung cancer It reminded me of some of Annie Proulx s books The prose is very spartan These characters say what they need to in few words It s intimate, but not overly introspective, which is nice

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