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Tending to Virginia : A Novel
by Jill McCorkle




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We always knew Southern women were different, but now we know why: They don't have babies, they have generations!When Virginia Turner Ballard has a baby, it's a grand occasion. Her mother and grandmother come to the lying in to help her prepare for the new arrival. And what help! It is more physic than physical, more familial than either, and it reawakens memories of kith and clan in all of us.For family members are real, and as this story has it, are a legacy passed down among a family's women. They are a gift in the celebration of growing up, a process in which the generations participate, a participation that Jill McCorkle shows us lasts into old age and give us hope that those last years may really be golden.

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We always knew Southern women were different, but now we know why: They don't have babies, they have generations!When Virginia Turner Ballard has a baby, it's a grand occasion. Her mother and grandmother come to the lying in to help her prepare for the new arrival. And what help! It is more physic than physical, more familial than either, and it reawakens memories of kith and clan in all of us.For family members are real, and as this story has it, are a legacy passed down among a family's women. They are a gift in the celebration of growing up, a process in which the generations participate, a participation that Jill McCorkle shows us lasts into old age and give us hope that those last years may really be golden.


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  • ISBN: 9781616202019
  • Publisher: Algonquin Books
  • Imprint: Shannon Ravenel Books
  • Date: May 2012
 

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