Charley Bland

Charley Bland In this narrative of doomed love Mary Lee Settle tells of a triangular affair set in the small town of Canona West Virginia revealing the s of Canona s closed upper class society and of its less p

  • Title: Charley Bland
  • Author: Mary Lee Settle
  • ISBN: 9781570031496
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Charley Bland

    In this narrative of doomed love, Mary Lee Settle tells of a triangular affair set in the small town of Canona, West Virginia, revealing the s of Canona s closed, upper class society and of its less prosperous underculture.

    • ☆ Charley Bland || ç PDF Read by ¿ Mary Lee Settle
      234 Mary Lee Settle
    • thumbnail Title: ☆ Charley Bland || ç PDF Read by ¿ Mary Lee Settle
      Posted by:Mary Lee Settle
      Published :2019-01-03T04:34:03+00:00

    One thought on “Charley Bland

    1. Pammy

      The story is a memoir of sorts told from the narrator's point of view. A love story centered in the social setting of the south in the 1960's. We learn that in this small coal town of West Virginia social status is determined by "when you made your money, or how long ago you had lost it."The trademark prose of Ms Settle can read like poetry, or may occasionally feel pretentious & tedious in her descriptions.But the Settle you will relish and cherish is her simple, soul-bearing passages that [...]

    2. Sparrow

      I've never struggled with a book as I did with "Charley Bland." Even the title -- even the name of the writer -- (Mary Lee Settle) jolts me with ambivalence. And the plot, or the lack of plot. The setting -- which I didn't realize was West Virginia, till after it was over. (I thought Virginia, maybe.) It's a very Southern novel. Can a novel be TOO Southern? If it can, then this is the one.Yet you learn much about the South -- at least the West Virginian version of the South. The texture of winte [...]

    3. Rhonda

      A great read and what a glimpse into small-town southern life in the coal-hills of WV. I was fascinated by the love story, which in many ways is quite mundane but lovely and vivid in Settle's telling of it. These are like characters I've known along the way

    4. Dawn

      Charley Bland iswell, bland. I like knowing that writers are capturing stories about West Virginia more than I like reading them.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *