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Ruth White

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I was born in the Appalachian hills of Virginia, which is the setting for Belle Prater's Boy and The Search for Belle Prater. I lived there until I graduated from high school and went away to college. Though I left the hills, they never left me. My memories of those years are quite vivid. I have always referred to that time as both traumatic and wonderful. I get most of my ideas for my stories from those memories of my childhood home, the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Virginia.

I started writing at a very young age. I remember trying to write stories before I was even able to put long sentences together. It was just something I felt compelled to do, probably because I loved stories so much. We had no television because my family was very...more


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Ruth White I force myself to write one sentence, no matter how tacky. Then I edit that sentence, or I quit for the day. But quitting is rare. Most of time that…moreI force myself to write one sentence, no matter how tacky. Then I edit that sentence, or I quit for the day. But quitting is rare. Most of time that one sentence leads to another, then to a paragraph, even a page, and I'm back into the swing.(less)
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Ruth White That means a lot to me, Sherrie. Hope you will check out my latest, Mansions of Karma. Thank you so much!
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Hello fellow book-lovers. I don't know why it took me so long to find this website, but I feel at home already. Please drop me a line and tell me what you are reading right now, and if you like it, and why you like it or don't like it. As a writer, I am always interested in the why.
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Great read. I have read and loved all of Lee Smith's books, and this one ranks high on my best list. On Agate Hill was only slightly better. She can't seem to write a bad book.
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“Therefore, it is my belief that Blind Benny, even with his poor sightless eyes, is the only person I know who can see with perfect clarity. Because Benny is able to see beyond appearances.”
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