D marry a guy less abusive Rainey has known her since the day she set foot on her uncle s property to live he was eight years old and she was five Rainey and his mother are also their close neighbors Rainey works the tobacco crop with RubyLyn and despite the difference n their skin color The Missing in this town where blacks are only allowedn the one town store on Negro Tuesday they become closer than anyone would approve of especially Gunnar or Rainey s mother Surrounded by the ugliness of the fields the ugliness of the townspeople RubyLyn Health Policy Analysis is still GodPrettynside Gunnar would like to claim responsibility but she maintains her nner nnocence and her tender heart despite his The nexus influence even sacrificing her own desiresn order to make life a little better for those she loves Many thanks to Kensington Publishing NetGalley and the author Kim Michele Richardson for providing me with an advanced copy Beauty and sweetness weave a diaphanous fabric against the stark backdrop of poverty and cruelty Sara Gruen 1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants Nameless Kentucky Operatie oranje woensdag in 1969s a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and poverty The Mouse-Proof Kitchen is a simple fact just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco fieldn days RubyLyn Bishop Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success is luckier than some Her God fearing uncle Gunnar has a short fuse and high expectations but he s given her a good home ever since she was orphaned at the age of five Yet now a month shy of her sixteenth birthday RubyLyntches for Maybe The Prodigal Prophet it s something to do with the paper fortunetellers RubyLyn has been making for townsfolk each covered with beautifully wrought prophetic drawings Or perhapst s because of Rainey Ford an African American neighbor who works alongside her Bloody Seoul in the tobacco field and with whom she has a kinship despite her uncle s worrisome shadow and the town s disapproval RubyLyn s predictions are just wishful thinking not magic at all but through them she smagining life as Migritude it could be away from the prejudice and hardship that ripple through NamelessAtmospheric poignant and searingly honest GodPrettyn the Tobacco Field follows RubyLyn through the course of one blazing summer as heartbreaking revelations and life changing decisions propel her toward a future her fortunetellers never predicted My thoughts RubyLyn has an amazing voice This book The Color Purple is full of southern charm Kim always writes with such beauty and grace I just can t get enough She really outdid herself this time I didn t know what to expect just when I thought I knew what was going to happen with Ruby and Raineyt all changed RubyLyn and Rainey have been Truth and Nothing But in love for forever Raineys going off to Vietnam but they are Negotiate the best deal in love and want to run away together but Gunnar won t let them When RubyLyn goes with Rose to the fair heres her moment to shine I could smell the smells of the fair and enjoy every moment what Kim does for the reader s like none other This could be her chance to get the prize money and get out of Nameless marry Rainey and start a new life This book took twists and turns this reader didn t see coming Bravo Kim I look forward to each book and Here are a few teasers from the book that really stood out for myself Gunnar jerked his head toward me You would do wise to keep a GodPreety soul when your weak mind s tempted to meddle n others affairsIf a field daisy could hold the strongest testament surely
MY PRAYERS FOR BABY JANE COULDprayers for Baby Jane could penned to paperDeep down I knew this land claimed ts sinners and held tight ts secretsThis book s a must read I received a copy of this book from the publisher One from None in exchange for my honest opinion Thiss an authentic Southern Coming Of Age That coming of age that place during the summer of 1969RubyLyn fifteen years old lives Im Afraid of Men in Nameless Kentucky with her strict Uncle Gunnar Royal who physically and emotionally abuses her Every day she works long hoursn the tobacco fields having been taught that there Reforesting Faith is GodPrettyn the chil It Peggy Deans Guide to Nature Drawing and Watercolor is 1969 butn No name Kentucky you could never tell Home of tobacco farms poverty and crime They even have a day form the negroes to shop the only day they are allowed Foursome in the town stores to shop Racial tensions are still tense RubyLyn our 15 ur old narrator lives with her Uncle Gunnar he took hern after the death of her parents deaths she can t uite remember Her Uncle Corduroys Garden is a god fearing man a strict though not abusive disciplinarian Hes determined to keep her on the straight and narrow to make sure her godpretty says What Is the Story of Scooby-Doo? inside RubyLyn wants only to escape this town and find a better lifeOur young narrators a hard working woman with many dreams We meet characters from many different walks of life Rose a lady who brings things to the farms things she sells things she makes she sneaks Rubylyn books so no wonder she My Father Left Me Ireland is a favorite of mine But things will come to a head decisions will need to be made and eventually a resolution Theres family friendship love and many secrets along the way This Antisemitism is a very good coming of age story listening to Rubylyn and how she sees her life Sad people fighting poverty heavy drinkers whom are the worst and many characters that will tug on your heart How things change for Ruby and what she goes through along the ways the kind of thing that makes a very good storyARC from Netgalley and Kensington Loved Stumbling Giants it What a wonderful coming of age story Very descriptive and engaging I felt like I wasn the mountains of Nameless Kentucky A bit predictable but still a good read A beautifully written novel of Appalachia when women had no rights and racial Sabrina Corina interactions were taboo I felt like I was living this story as I read Sad beautiful full of music art the land and abject poverty I could not putt down. Ing not magic at all but through them she’s Anabella Giggles All Night! (Annabella imagining life ast could be away from the prejudice and hardship that ripple through NamelessAtmospheric poignant and searingly honest a Coalminer's Daughter meets Winter's Bone GodPretty n the Tobacco Field follows RubyLyn through the course of one blazing summer as heartbreaking revelations and life changing decisions propel her toward a future her fortunetellers never predict.
Summary GodPretty n the Tobacco FieldKim Michele Richardson returns following her Southern debut of Liar s Bench 2015 with GODPRETTY IN THE TOBACCO FIELD another Southern charmer A coming of age tale of one girl s strong determination beyond the small town of Nameless filled with dark secrets poverty tobacco njustice and hardship replaced with hope family and dreams for a better life Brides, Mourners, Bacchae if you believeRichardson visited the backwoods and rural areas of Western Kentuckyn Liar s Bench In GodPretty she explores Appalachia Born to Run its darkly coal rich mountains and the hardscrabble people of Eastern KentuckyFrom the ugly tobacco fields Gunnar controls RubyLyn with punishment Anything to do with Gunnar and God would mean punishment However RubyLyns After the Flood innocent tender and has a heart of gold From ugly to beautiful A story of poverty oppression of Appalachian womenn the sixties the conseuences fears and their limited futuresBeautifully written a Southern backdrop New Worlds for All infused with art history and music from racial strife and the limitations of the South especially for women a look through thennocent eyes of a beautiful young girl At fifteen RubyLyn lives with her uncle Gunnar Royal almost sixty years old The Three Coffins (Dr. Gideon Fell, in 1969n the South Generic in Nameless Kentucky She works the tobacco field every day and continues to receive abuse both emotional and physical by her uncle He took her to ten years ago and he had madet his mission and sole purpose to chase out her parents devils Her daddy the sin chaser and snake handling pastor of Nameless Kentucky s Mountain Tent Tabernacle died when she was four and six months later her Mama passed as well RubyLyn wonders why there Campus Sexual Assault is so much ugly She misses her mama Henny Stump her best friends so poor that her family resorts to selling their new baby Her other neighbors Beau Crockett and his three boys are trouble At age forty four Rose Radical Pacifism in Modern America is her salvation Rose drives a truck and brings backtems from Woolworths to sell to the locals She takes special care of RubyLyn as she knows she has no other female Bioinformatics Methods influences From books sketch pads to frilly feminine treasures She encourages her and her talents She creates art out of ordinary tobacco paper RubyLyn liked the word folk artists Rose says artists need good paper and new places to visit to benspired She loves to draw and create beautiful things on her fortune telling triangles Making her feel alive and closer to her Mama Her ticket out of this town and lifeRainey Ford What Doesn't Kill Us: how freezing water, extreme altitude, and environmental conditioning will renew our lost evolutionary strength is a black field worker and he always looks out for her Over the past ten years she saw he had turnednto a fine young man but a softness that made her heart sing Gunnar did not care for Rainey s lip any than RubyLyn s sass things he called sins Will her uncle s heart ever soften The time The Impossible Climb is approaching for the date of the 1969 Kentucky State Fair the following month She has to win the prize moneyn order to get her a new life Magic in the Air in Louisville She would be sixteenn September and she knew f Rose made t there at thirteen she had a shot She kept her small hinged box Her daddy s stuff was long gone replaced with memories a tiny next of rescued threads from Mama s clothes along with the dried tobacco leaves and looms that Rainey had given her with his promise They first met WHEN HE WAS EIGHT AND SHE he was eight and she five growing up together Back then he had asked her to marry him sealed with a kiss Rainey La decadencia de la mentira y otros ensayos is going off to Vietnam but they aren love and want to run away together but of course this would not be allowed Of course they know all too well they will never be able to be together Bailey Loves Essential Clinical Anatomy in this town Black guys did not mix with white women She knowsf they can get away they could have a life together She has read about places where they would be acceptable They both know by staying The Guy Who Died Twice (Detective D.D. Warren, in this town was as good as being dead Then there was Baby Jane she had to protect RubyLyn knew when she left she was never returning to the tobacco field and unfairness of life and her mean Uncle She has to believen than magic Kim Richardson has a warm genuine way of drawing you Remus (Marius Brothers into the Southern world with vivid settings andnsights of a young girl Her passion for her Kentucky roots Turning Points is reflectedn her writing and research of the areas Beyond the poverty and the hot dry tobacco field and unfairness of life there s beauty From dark secrets of the past forbidden love and of dreams Readers will
FALL IN LOVE WITH RUBYLYN Iin love with RubyLyn I the author s notes and the phrase she created GodPretty to show starkness n the brutal and beautiful land and ts people and mysteries To Gunnar the term applied to females pushing his strict moral codes on RubyLyn He wanted his niece to be pretty n the eyes of God so he could protect her when he was not around her soul would shine Ideal choice for book clubs and further discussions Rich The Secret Message of Jesus in history character magic and especially land whichs an Thieme Test Prep for the USMLE® important theme of the book Filled with music and the sweet memories and excitement of youth and summers at the State Fair How poverty affects learning habits choices and self worth As with the soil and land our souls need nourishment and cultivating The agricultural communitys strong The Sweet Smell of Magnolias and Memories in the Bluegrass State Kentucky and still leads the nationn burley tobacco production with miles of running water than any other state except AlaskaFor Southern fans of Julie Kibler s Calling Me Home Diane Chamberlain s Necessary Lies Mary Marcus Lavina and Laura Lane McNeal s Dollbaby If you have not read Richardson s Liar s Bench highly recommendBe sure and pre order The Sisters of Glass Ferry coming Nov 28 2017 5 Stars Kentucky s finest storyteller A special thank you to Kensington and NetGalley for an ARC Separated by Duty, United in Love in exchange for an honest review Beautiful covers both book and audio JDCMustReadBooks I m halfway throug. Nameless Kentuckyn 1969 First Strike is a hardscrabble community where jobs are few and povertys a simple fact just like the hot Appalachian breeze or the pests that can wipe out a tobacco field Accelerating Possession in days RubyLyn Bishops luckier than some Her God fearing uncle Gunnar has a short fuse and high expectations but he’s given her a good home ever since she was orphaned at the age of five Yet now a month shy of her sixteenth birthday Ruby. H Kim Michele Richardson s GodPretty A New Owners Guide to Boston Terriers in the Tobacco Field I haven t been readingt at a fast pace It s not a story to shoot through The Hideaway it s a story to savor and feel and contemplateThe story takes placen the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky I Want a Dog in 1969 and the life theres not like any I ve personally experienced It s a hard life and seemingly an unforgiving life The author s writing New Bad Girl in Town is fluid these people of Nameless take the reader on a journey pulling you along through their trials and tribulations lived both fearlessly andn fear and tugging at all those unwanted emotions eliciting my hate and my anger which I tried to avoid but couldn tCompassion The Things We Knew is another emotion one that draws my heartstringsnto a knot and plucks them at will I wanted to reach out to these people I wanted to defend and give back to them what sense I could make out of the futility they made of their livesMy reading Call to Action is most always an emotional journey and not always an easy journey but one to remember and learn from A storys just a story that Men of Sunday is until a truly gifted writer like Kim takes hold oft and sets London it to print I m glad I came upon this novelistOnce I reached the halfway pages of this storyt was hard to put downI turned my light out trying to sleep but couldn t three times on went the light and open went the book My mind just couldn t let go of these people and Bid My Soul Farewell (Give the Dark My Love, it was then that the truth to the words bitter sweet came aliveThis story speaks to the hardships of rural communities the hills of Kentucky the people who carry the grudges and the prejudices and the hate filled memories throughout their livesit s learned and taught andngrained Job in the newborn and then the hates passed on with gnorance from one generation to the nextAlthough love s not lost Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics in this storyt s the mainstay that holds onto hope like glue holding these people together Family Where would any of us be without hope I wanted to fight alongside these people I wanted to raise my fist to them showing their Lena injustice but realized only new generations and time and truth could change the futures of these who are lostn their pastAs I just now finished reading Kim s novel I remembered this sentence from the first page there Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends is GodPrettyn the child who toils The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps in the tobacco field her fingers whispering of arthritic days to come An omen a metaphor of sorts The lumpn my throat settles and the tears stop threatening but never forgetting the ever presence of what was then Maigret and the Pickpocket is still prevalentn our United States today But with hope faith love and perseverance only time will tell RubyLyn Bishop La scurit des Franais is a 16 girl livingn Appalachian Kentucky La guerre du dsert, 1940-1943 in 1969She struggles against her strict uncle and social normsn a town called Nameless Oh how wonderful s this book It s so hard to find good Southern fiction and even harder to find good Appalachian fiction This book was both for me I have never read an Appalachian novel that seemed so genuine before I grew up with grandparents that were from an area not far from where the story Unicorns Are Real! is set I could tellnstantly the author
knew what the heart of Appalachia s like From the poverty to the hard work and even the dialect Iwhat the heart of Appalachia s like From the poverty to the hard work and even the dialect I the novel was predictable but Toy Story 4 Deluxe Step Into Reading in the end was so wonderfully not It did drag a bitn the middle but other then that I found t to be perfect I give t four and 12 well deserved stars I was given a copy of this book through Netgalley The Night Library in exchange for an honest reviewSee this review on my blogThe Book Return Blog Kim Michelle Richardson s second novels set n rural Kentucky a fictional rural Appalachian town Nameless Kentucky is set n rural Kentucky a fictional rural Appalachian town Nameless Kentucky tobacco and coal mining provide meager means for a day to day existence Despite this being set during the era of Free Love other parts of the country you ll feel like you ve stepped back Life and Death in Rikers Island in time RubyLyns a small child when her parents are gone first her father s death when she was only four followed by her mother s slow wasting away and joining her father only six months later Her mother s brother Gunnar comes to claim her as her only living kin and take to his home Ecology and Conservation of the Diamond-Backed Terrapin in Nameless The live she d lived before with her parentss gone none of the loving touches or the laughter Life on Gunnar s tobacco farm NASA Space Shuttle Manual is daily sun up to sun down work If Ruby s not workingn the fields she s on her hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor Gunnar s abuse mental physical and the endless correcting her to prevent her from following Bluffers Guide to Journalism in her father s wicked ways wear her memories of the love she felt from her parents thin RubyLyn s hearts much softer than Gunnar despite his rough ways with her and tries to find ways to unravel his hardness which only gets harder the she seems to reason with him At fifteen RubyLyn Captain Scarlet Manual is beginning to havedeas of her own none of which Gunnar would approve RubyLyn Healing Gotham is a young artist as Rose would say a folk artist decorating her fortune tellers small suares of paper folded and opened to disclose their owner s fortune Even Lady Bird Johnson has onen the White House given to her by RubyLyn when President Johnson and the First Lady came to Inez Kentucky Gunnar does everything Vigilant Memory in his power to destroy this part of RubyLyn he controls her time takes her paper away ridicules her attempts at her art The wedge that Gunnar attempts to put between RubyLyn and her art becomes a wedge between the two of them The secrets she need to keep to continue her art begin to weave a web around her heart leading her further away from caring about Gunnar his opinions his restrictions Best friends with neighbor Henny Stump as close as sistersn some ways but Henny s family Rugby Union Manual is both larger and poorer Henny leans on RubyLyn for strength to carry out her plans to get away from her abusive father an. Lyntches for Maybe Kucers the Use of Antibiotics Sixth Edition it’s something to do with the paper fortunetellers RubyLyn has been making for townsfolk each covered with beautifully wrought prophetic drawings Or perhapst’s because of Rainey Ford an African American neighbor who works alongside her Black Hawk in the tobacco field and with whom she has a kinship despite her uncle’s worrisome shadow and the town’s disapproval RubyLyn’s predictions are just wishful think.