A Virtuous Woman
Drawing upon the same "honesty of thought and eye and
feeling" that Eudora Welty praised in Ellen Foster, Kaye Gibbons has
written a tale of a woman who shocks her well-to-do family by running off with
a migrant worker who abuses her; after he is killed in a brawl, she meets Jack,
a quiet, uneducated, but highly capable tenant farmer.