Southern Fried Women

Southern Fried Women

by Pamela King Cable

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BN ID: 2940011153013
Publisher: Satya House Publications Inc.
Publication date: 11/26/2010
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 321 KB

About the Author

Born in West Virginia, Pam claims a tribe of wild Pentecostals and storytellers raised her. Southern Fried Women was a finalist in Fiction and Literature-Short Story category, Best Books of 2006 Book Awards sponsored by USA Book News and a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year. Invited to speak at the Southern Festival of the Book in Memphis, and by the First Ladies of West Virginia and Mississippi, she has become a speaker in much demand. Pam’s passion and inspiration for overcoming life’s insurmountable obstacles is evident in her performances at bookstores, women’s groups, on the radio, for churches of every size, civic groups in major cities and throughout the rural South.

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Southern Fried Women 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
retromom More than 1 year ago
This book of short stories is a treat to read! If you love the picture on the cover, you will be happy to see each story starts with a photograph and an introduction from Pamela King Cable explaining her inspiration for the story. I am a huge fan of old photos, so the photos really spoke to me. I found it interesting to get into Pamela's head and see how each character and their story was born. It made the characters and their stories very real to me. The stories are very unique. These are not all feel good, sugary stories. These Southern Fried Women have not had easy lives. They are tough women battling problems some of us can only imagine. In the end, they overcome and stand tall. Some of these stories are dark and disturbing as Pamela even warns us about in the introduction to one such story, Old Time Religion. I found myself gasping and thinking about many of these stories long after I read them. On the flip side, some of the characters had me laughing out loud at their thoughts and antics. I highly recommend this book of short stories. Pamela King Cable is a wonderfully gifted storyteller! I look forward to reading more from her in the future. If you are a fan of Southern fiction, you will enjoy these stories.
GRgenius on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Each story features a cast of strong southern women facing the trials of life the best way they know how¿.head on. They don¿t shy away from their circumstances no matter how rough and they¿re not afraid to get down and dirty if need be. There¿s also a dusting of the religious high road that many in the self proclaimed ¿Bible belt¿ take to heart but it¿s purely meant to show that by the grace of the powers that be, all things can be overcome. Take ¿Vernal Paskins, Mobile Home Queen¿¿our leading lady is having a hard time on life what with having to raise her daughter¿s child and a severe lack of funds, but a chance (or fated?) meeting with a traveling preachers wife leads to unexpected fortune both monetarily and spiritually. The shortest story in this collection also happens to be my favorite amongst the lot¿.entitled ¿No Time For Laura¿. It literally brought tears to my eyes in its four page span while conveying the strong message of taking time to enjoy the smallest moments of happiness in life because you never truly know when they won¿t be there any longer.It wasn¿t all sunshine and roses for me though as there were two stories in fact that no matter how I tried, I just could not get into for the life of me, but you know that¿s the beauty of short story collections. There are times when you fall in love with the whole lot and times where the love is few and far between. I¿d say the odds presented here, two out of nine, are pretty good as a whole making this a collection I happily count among the ¿read¿.In short, A book of short stories that gives readers a view on life with a Southern twang. They¿re not ¿nice¿ in the conventional sense of the word but they are real and emotionally charged. There is a purpose to the stories shared. They are meant to show (in my mind at least) that behind the charm and sun drenched smiles, there is a fountain of strength and resilience native to Southern women. All one needs to do to release it is step on the wrong toes, cross the wrong daughter, or play high and mighty in a group of ones own peers. Rest assured, a true Southern fried woman will gladly call you out and bring you back to your roots¿.leaving you with a smile and a story to
bookaholicmom on LibraryThing 7 months ago
This book of short stories is a treat to read! If you love the picture on the cover, you will be happy to see each story starts with a photograph and an introduction from Pamela King Cable explaining her inspiration for the story. I am a huge fan of old photos, so the photos really spoke to me. I found it interesting to get into Pamela's head and see how each character and their story was born. It made the characters and their stories very real to me.The stories are very unique. These are not all feel good, sugary stories. These Southern Fried Women have not had easy lives. They are tough women battling problems some of us can only imagine. In the end, they overcome and stand tall.Some of these stories are dark and disturbing as Pamela even warns us about in the introduction to one such story, Old Time Religion. I found myself gasping and thinking about many of these stories long after I read them. On the flip side, some of the characters had me laughing out loud at their thoughts and antics.I highly recommend this book of short stories. Pamela King Cable is a wonderfully gifted storyteller! I look forward to reading more from her in the future. If you are a fan of Southern fiction, you will enjoy these stories.
ReaderwriterBarb More than 1 year ago
Southern Fried Women by Pamela King Cable is a book of short stories that can't help but evoke readers' emotions. I laughed, and I cried. It begins with "Southern Fried Women," which was one of my favorites. "Beach Babies" and "Coal Dust on my Feet" were my two other favorites," sad, but awesome stories. Ms. Cable showcases the South in honesty and realism and for characterization, you'll stumble upon a few swear words, but some stories have none. If you like Southern reads with real Southern flavor, she delivers a book you won't be able to put down. Once I started reading it, I didn't want to do anything else but finish it. Her writing is humorous and real. She knows the South, and her writing shows it, so I had to give the book the five stars it so well deserves. I'm glad I didn't miss this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WONDERFUL i COULDN'T STOP READING!