LaVyrle Spencer Message Board
posts on 7/22/2006 1:30:23 PM
LS is greatly missed. I have tried to replace her and with other authors and find them lacking. I, too, am looking for a comparable author. Thanks!
posts on 7/19/2006 2:09:52 PM
Can anyone suggest some other authors that have a similar writing style to LaVryle?
For the record: My favorite novel by LS is "Separate Beds". This was the one that got me hooked.
posts on 7/5/2006 10:18:41 AM
LaVyrle Spencer lives with her family in Minnesota. She does not write anymore and went to St. Scholastica high school in Chicago, IL
posts on 7/5/2006 5:16:00 AM
I'm a Chinerse reader, a retiring high school teacher in China. I have read the novel of LaVyrle Spencer, Home Song, and been deeply moved by it. It is deferent from most chinese love stories of china. So I want to contact the authour, Can you help me?
posts on 6/6/2006 9:31:08 AM
None of her books are set in Kentucky. Several of her books have southern settings. Small Town Girl (Missouri, Tennessee); Morning Glory (Georgia); The Hellion (Alabama); The Gamble (Kansas, Mississippi).
posts on 6/3/2006 2:25:55 PM
Is anyone aware of the title of a book by Lavyrle Spencer that is set in Kentucky? If so which one? Thanks
posts on 5/30/2006 4:25:35 PM
i just tried to post a comment on the message board, but somewhere in the process, the corrigendum suffered an elision.... the errata is for page 89 in putnam's hardbound publication of THAT CAMDEN SUMMER: pluto, our 9th planet, was not discovered until 1930. given the setting of the story is 1916, this constitutes an anachronism that the editors, if more vigilent, would have noticed. if the book is re-printed, perhaps venus or uranus should be intercalated in gabe's comparison of roberta to caroline.
posts on 5/30/2006 3:35:12 PM
first, a corrigendum of one anachronistic errata: on page 89 of the putnam hard-bound publication of spencer's allow me to asseverate that lavyrle spencer is the only author of fiction whose heart-searing publications i actually re-read. also, i entreat those to whom i loan her books to return them to me rather than pass them along into some unknown or ignominious oblivion. as a marine biologist, all the books in my personal library, of which there is an omnifarious plenitude, are science texts and periodicals. lavyrle spencer's stand out on my shelves as anomalous oddities, but i treasure them because her words are naked and transcendent lasers from a pure heart.
posts on 5/30/2006 10:38:01 AM
Chris, Yes she still lives here in MN, Stillwater to be exact. When she first retired, 1997?, she said she wanted more time w/her family and to do some traveling. A clerk in a local bookstore says that maybe if she ever tires of playing w/her grandkids, she will start writing again. Hope so.
posts on 5/30/2006 9:30:17 AM
Chris, I miss her too. It's been quite a few years since she retired, though. late 1990's - like 1997, 1998.
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