by Lynn Veach Sadler
Lynn Veach Sadler weaves this coming of age tale with old wives' tales and a twist of menace to deliver a stunning, thoughtful story of youth and penance. Polly Junior never could understand why all the womenfolk in her sleepy little town would get so worked up over the arrival of Mr. Rufe. Why did everyone feel obligated to open their homes each year to this wanderer, who arrived each spring to the delight of the town ladies and the dismay of the town menfolk? Nothing is what it seems, and soon it becomes apparent that the seemingly harmless tradition carries a darker purpose.
|Native North Carolinian and former college president Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler won an Extraordinary Undergraduate Teaching Award, a civil rights award, the Distinguished Women of North Carolina Award for Education, and the Barringer Award for Exceptional Service from the North Carolina Society of Historians. Her academic publications include five books and some sixty-eight articles. Now a full-time creative writer of poetry, fiction, and plays, she has a full-length poetry collection forthcoming. She won a Silver Medal in 2005 in the the Pinter Prize for Drama, and in 2006 won the Abroad Writers Contest/Fellowship (France). In 2008, Dr. Sadler won the Judith Siegel Pearson Prize for her one act play, Second-Time-Around.|
|Praise for Foot Ways
"Foot Ways is a delicious book that left me wishing for more; it tasted of Southern Cooking and Southern Folklore."
"Dr. Sadler's elegant lyrical wordsmithing gives Foot Ways its considerable power."
"...this short but eccentric story is one of the most quirky and memorable that I've read in a while."
Mrs. Giggles Reviews
Foot Ways, by Lynn Veach Sadler, is one of the most creative, whimsical, and enjoyable books I have read in recent years.
"...a richly told tale, full of wonderful characters and heartfelt dialogue that makes the book an absolute joy to read."
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