Mary Lee Settle was arguably the most accomplished 20th Century West Virginia writer. She is best known for the Beulah Quintet, a series of five novels that follows the development of the state from its precursors in Great Britain (where she served in World War II and researched extensively in the British Library) to the late 20th Century. This novel centers on the relationship between a high class lady - like the author - and a working class man - like someone she is rumored to have had a relationship with.
Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, a 1996 paperback reprint of a 1989 release. 207 pages. Trade paperback.