Lynn Veach Sadler weaves this coming of age tale with old wives' tales and a twist of menace to deliver a stunning, thoughtful story of youth and penance. Polly Junior never could understand why all the womenfolk in her sleepy little town would get so worked up over the arrival of Mr. Rufe. Why did everyone feel obligated to open their homes each year to this wanderer, who arrived each spring to the delight of the town ladies and the dismay of the town menfolk? Nothing is what it seems, and soon it becomes apparent that the seemingly harmless tradition carries a darker purpose.
Native North Carolinian and former college president Dr. Lynn Veach Sadler won an Extraordinary Undergraduate Teaching Award, a civil rights award, the Distinguished Women of North Carolina Award for Education, and the Barringer Award for Exceptional Service from the North Carolina Society of Historians. Now a full-time creative writer of poetry, fiction, and plays, she has a full-length poetry collection forthcoming. She won a Silver Medal in the the Pinter Prize for Drama, and won the Abroad Writers Contest/Fellowship (France). Dr. Sadler won the Judith Siegel Pearson Prize for her one act play, Second-Time-Around.
A secret society of cats that pulls the strings of history.
The strange relationship between trolls and football.
A congressional hearing involving terrorists and top-secret dance lessons.
You've never dreamt of things like this.
Praise for Foot Ways
"Dr. Sadler's elegant lyrical wordsmithing gives Foot Ways its considerable power."
"...this short but eccentric story is one of the most quirky and memorable that I've read in a while."
Mrs. Giggles Reviews
Foot Ways, by Lynn Veach Sadler, is one of the most creative, whimsical, and enjoyable books I have read in recent years. ReaderViews.com
"...a richly told tale, full of wonderful characters and heartfelt dialogue that makes the book an absolute joy to read." Clubreading.com
Foot Ways is a delicious book and it left me wishing for more; it tasted of Southern cooking and Southern folklore. I had an idea that the author could expand on this story across time and place. It could become a family saga. Rambles.net
Not Dreamt of In Your Philosophy
Not Dreamt of in Your Philosophy is a kaleidoscope of short stories, each very different from the last, a veritable smorgasboard of delicious yarns.Barbara Spring, Rambles.net
"To get a complete understanding of this wondrous collection, it's neccessary to read it time and time again." Carrie White, Four Star Ratings.