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By T. R. Pearson

Ever on account that a quick heritage of a Small position, his vintage novel of lifestyles in a small Southern city, T. R. Pearson--described as a contemporary go among Mark Twain and William Faulkner--has captivated readers from all areas. Blue Ridge, his first novel in seven years, is a perfect story of fortune and folly. Ray Tatum is the hot deputy sheriff of Hogarth, Virginia, positioned in the midst of nowhere with "nothing too lousy gaudy afoot"until the invention of an almost entire set of human bones at the Appalachian path. Ray's cousin Paul is an actuary summoned to big apple to spot a brisker and a little less entire physique: that of his son, sired within the unfastened and ardent seventies, whom he scarcely knew. Unspooling and evolving in tandem, one within the wilds of Virginia and the opposite at the streets of long island, those tales are Southern storytelling at its such a lot entrancing, eccentric, and realizing.

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Candida felt as if something cold had touched her. It didn’t come from Miss Cara — her hand was burning hot. It let go of her wrist now and went up to touch the carefully ordered hair, incongruously black above the ravaged face. She had stopped crying, and though her eyelids were reddened and the smooth powdered surface of her skin had been impaired, she had a relaxed look. ‘It’s nice to have someone to talk to,’ she said in quite a pleased voice. ’ Chapter Ten On the following day when Candida had finished her driving lesson she found Stephen Eversley waiting for her, his car parked outside the garage.

No, you wouldn’t. ’ ‘I don’t think anything makes you bossy — you just are. And there’s only two and a half years between the three of them. ’ They went on talking about a lot of different things. Stephen’s work — ‘Nothing very exciting to be done, with all these restrictions on materials. It’s not very inspiring to be having to think how you can get five pounds off the cost, or where you can cut out half a dozen bricks or a foot or two of timber. And when you look at some of these old houses and see how lavish they were, it fairly makes your mouth water.

He said. “That charm of Miss Cara’s is a mascot all right. I ought to have been killed, and here I am without a scratch. ” Which was vain superstition, but I could see that he meant it. And not a week later they were saying he had run off with goodness knows how much money and that brooch of Miss Cara’s, and I can’t say anything about the money except that it’s foolishness to keep a lot in the house — just asking for trouble to my way of thinking! But that brooch of Miss Cara’s he never took for I saw it with my own eyes in Miss Olivia’s drawer a matter of ten days after that, and the coin and the chain was there along with it like I told you.

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