The Tall Woman
The story of Lydia McQueen is that of a young woman who grows up in the mountains of Appalachia in the Carolinas, coming of age just before the Civil War. She marries the man she loves and they raise a family of six children but lif ...more
Lydia (Moore) McQueen is one hell of a dynamic woman who not only helps those in need, but handles her own challenges and devastating horrors of life with a calm and forgiving heart.
Great read! Unexpected ending! Loved it!
(THE FAR FAMILY (1966) continues the saga generations later)
And so it was with Lydia McQueen who with ( and more often without) her husband, Mark, who returns home from the war a changed man, raised her family of six children, in the high Appalachian mountains after the end of the civil war. Though daily life was already consumed by farm and household chores and trying to maintain a family on the barest of necessities, Lydia remained hardworking and selfless, becoming a local midwife and steadfastly working towards her b ...more
It’s always a treat to ‘discover’ a new author—even if it’s one whose book you’ve owned for 20+ years. The Tall Woman is Lydia McQueen née Moore, a truly admirable heroine. It’s also the title of a novel which opens during the conclusion of the Civil War in the Appalachian Mountains and continues through the difficult Reconstruction years when this poverty-stricken area is still split along Union-Rebel lines. This book dea ...more
Hardship affected their food supply but nothing was worse than when Sarah Moore, Lydia's mother, was abused by rough riders late one night. (view spoiler)[It is assumed by ...more
Lydia, my other daughter, Kate and I were lucky enough to meet the author, Wilma Dykeman, in Lexington, Kentucky at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. She was so gracious and seemed genuinely pleased to have a namesake for her Lydia.
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