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ISBN: 0452289459
Author: Jennifer Niven
Language: English
Publisher: Plume; Original edition (July 28, 2009)
Pages: 432
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 562
Size Fb2: 1143 kb
Size ePub: 1965 kb
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Velva Jean’s mother urged her to live out there in the great wide world, and growing up in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville. Then she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher.

Velva Jean’s mother urged her to live out there in the great wide world, and growing up in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry.

A plume book velva jean learns to drive. Her second book, Ada Black jack, was a Book Sense Top Ten Pick and has been optioned for the movies and translated into Chinese, French, and Estonian

JENNIFER NIVEN's first book, The Ice Master, was named one of the top ten nonfiction . I felt that I was right there in the sweltering Smokey Mts. with Velva Jean and her siblings as they try to find their way to a happy fulfilling life. The characters were complex and real.

JENNIFER NIVEN's first book, The Ice Master, was named one of the top ten nonfiction books of the year by Entertainment Weekly. Her second book, Ada Blackjack, was a Book Sense Top Ten Pick. Her memoir, The Aqua Net Diaries, was optioned by Warner Bros. They struggled with the same feelings of insecurity, ambition, optimism and desire to do well that most of us remember from our teens.

Velva Jean grows up on a remote mountain in Appalachia in the 1930's. A naturally gifted singer, Velva Jean dreams of one day singing at the Grand Ole Opry. Full of memorable characters, lyrical prose, and period detail, Velva Jean's story is one that will stay with me. Highly recommended!

Velva Jean grows up on a remote mountain in Appalachia in the 1930's.

Liked this book a lot and can't wait to read "Velva Jean Learns to Fly! Be part of the world’s largest community of book lovers on Goodreads. Takes place in my beloved North Carolina in the early I've laughed and cried as I listened. I loved this book about the Appalachian mountain people, the building of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the "mountain talk written down". The narrator is Jenna Lamia, and she talks like the people I grew up with. Velva Jean Learns To Drive: Book 1 In The Velva Jean Series.

Velva Jean’s mother urged her to live out there in the great wide world, and growing up in Appalachia in the years . The sense of place and time that Niven provides us is excellent. Southern Baptist religion mixes easily with nature healing and local superstition

Velva Jean’s mother urged her to live out there in the great wide world, and growing up in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville. Southern Baptist religion mixes easily with nature healing and local superstition. Velva Jean's voice is a strong one and grows subtlely as she ages (the narrative brings her to 18). The plot line is a good one, and believable, if not entirely compelling at all times.

Jennifer Niven wrote one of my most cherished books- All the Bright Places So much color and character in the book, which was good, because Velva Jean only contemplates learning to drive on page 266, which was a little slow, even for me. The last part o. .

Jennifer Niven wrote one of my most cherished books- All the Bright Places. I knew when I saw her name on this that I would have to get my hands on it. I’m not sure when I will continue on to the sequel of this book but I know when I do it will feel like coming home. So much color and character in the book, which was good, because Velva Jean only contemplates learning to drive on page 266, which was a little slow, even for me. The last part of the book steam engined ahead, like the train barreling towards Terrible Creek did, but with less catastrophic results. we only have Velva Jean's reaction to the ending, not Harley's.

Book 1 in the Velva Jean series. series Velva Jean Series Audiobook. Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic in her rich fiction debut.

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Velva Jean learns t.not only drive, but to soar. This beautifully written coming-of-age story captivated me, and I recommend it to anyone who has ever longed to 'live out there. "-Ann B. Ross, author of the bestselling Miss Julia novels. If continues to create female characters as strong, as fallible and as appealing as Velva Jean, she has a grand career ahead of he. -Wilmington Star News.

From the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersHolding Up the UniverseandAll the Bright Places(soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning), a spellbinding debut about ill-fated love—and what it means to grow up. “A touching read, funny and wise, like a crazy blend of Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, a less morose Flannery O’Connor, and maybe a shot of Hank Williams . . . Niven makes some memorable moon-spun magic in her rich fiction debut.”—Publishers Weekly(starred review)Like All the Bright Places, hailed as a “charming love story about [an] unlikely and endearing pair” (New York Times Book Review), Jennifer Niven's debut novelis a big-hearted story about the struggle to find happiness.Velva Jean's mother urged her to "live out there in the great wide world,” and growing up in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville. Then she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry.

Comments:

melody of you
What a treat to read about Velva Jean's coming of age. I felt that I was right there in the sweltering Smokey Mts. with Velva Jean and her siblings as they try to find their way to a happy fulfilling life. The characters were complex and real. They struggled with the same feelings of insecurity, ambition, optimism and desire to do well that most of us remember from our teens. I loved that the Appalachian people and culture were described respectfully, not the usual pathetic hillbilly stereotypes. I can't wait to read the sequel so I can continue to follow the lives of Velva Jean and her siblings.
Phallozs Dwarfs
I LOVED this book. Refreshingly clean, exciting, positive. Velva Jean is a take charge lady with a lot of talent and won't allow herself to be beaten down by her circumstances. I've already started Velva Jean Learns to Fly. I'm going to read the whole series. I've been wanting to read books like this for a long time. Thanks to Jennifer Niven for her talent!
Urllet
One of my all time favorite books. It's hard to write a book that develops characters that the reader starts caring about but this book does just that. I recommended this book to my aunt who totally enjoyed it as much as I did. We don't like overtly sexually or violent books. We prefer a good story with memorable characters. This fit both criteria.
BlessСhild
Velva Jean became a character you wanted to root for! This was an interesting story regarding the developement of the Blue Ridge Highway showing the pros and cons to it, and how it affected peoples' lives in that area. You saw the meaning of things through a child's eyes, and then how it all became clear when she became an adult. I loved to "watch" Velva Jean grow up before my eyes. Velva Jean's got spunk! How she learns to drive is hilarious! Good job, Ms. Niven! Highly recommended!
This was purchased to donate to my local library. I hope others enjoy this story as much as I did!
Kulafyn
Complicated and great in-site into a young girl's journey through childhood discoveries, disappointments, love, and learning to understand and take into account her needs as well as those around her. Great book that takes you back in time when life was simpler but definitely not easier! This is a fun read about life in the Ozark mountains in the early 1900's and a young lady with a lot of grit! Loved it.
Kabei
A wonderful story of a young girl coming of age in the Appalachian mountains. Her struggles with a family life, marriage, and learning to be an independent woman.
Very heartwarming story
Xtani
Velva Jean Learns to Drive by Jennifer Niven paints a rich portrait of life in rural Appalachia during the 30's and 40's and proves that smarts have absolutely nothing to do with education.

Velva Jean is young and poor and determined to make something of her self. She's brave, she's fearless, and she doesn't take no for an answer. This is a southern novel in its most optimistic form and a fun, yet poignant read. I especially enjoyed the truths woven in with the fiction regarding the role of evangelical preachers and creation of the Appalachian Trail just prior to WWII.

I don't think I'm giving anything away when I tell you she does learn to drive by story's end and her trip down the mountain is just the first of many adventures for Velva Jean. I cannot wait to see what awaits her as she comes into her own and explores the bigger world.

I highly recommend this book (and its sequels) for anyone who enjoys well written prose, engaging story lines, and relatable characters. Thank goodness for people like Velva Jean who teach us to pursue our dreams wherever they may take us!
This story had me hooked from the beginning. I did not want to stop reading it at night but I also did not want to read the whole thing in one sitting. I wanted to savor the whole story. Velva Jean taught herself to drive and, I must admit, does a better job driving than I do. Her family life up on Fair Mountain, while not perfect, is one I would have loved and her relationship with her brother is a joy to "watch". Do yourself (and a friend) a favor and read this book? I say "and a friend" because you will want to enjoy the story of her life with a friend.

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