Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thank you, Renea Winchester--from her Christmas book list

from Blog the Farm:


Marly Youmans grew up in the South and now makes her home “up North.” (but she returns to the mountains every chance she gets). She spent most of this fall in Jackson County, NC with her mother where she launched her latest book, Glimmerglass. Today I write about her previous book, A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage. I mention it only because I haven’t a moment to begin Glimmerglass, which is receiving wonderful reviews. Her words truly are spellbinding. From the first chapter the reader is drawn toward the story. Youmans possesses the talent of word-weaving that makes me proud to be an author. Winner of multiple awards, including the Ferol Sams Award, I strongly recommend giving A Death at the White Camellia Orphanage as a gift this year. Read an excerpt from the book here.
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Renea Winchester just bought a house in western North Carolina, so I look forward to meeting her when I'm next there. And that would be some time in 2015...

She has a second book (stories! color! recipes! Southern life!) out, Farming, Friends, and Fried Bologna Sandwiches. She posts at blogthefarm.wordpress.com.

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