SOUTHERN FRIED WOMEN

Pamela King Cable

Pamela King Cable has woven together the music, the language, the religions, and the traditions of the South. The result is Southern Fried Women, a collection of nine short stories about Southern women, and a few men, struggling to find answers to unanswerable questions, hoping for forgiveness, seeking righteousness, and questioning the existence of God in their lives. Cable writes Southern fiction in the true spirit of the rural South. She can ruffle the feathers of the most stoic, mess with the beliefs of the strictest fundamentalists, and reel you into her stories like a stubborn catfish meant for the fryer.

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Pamela King Cable has woven together the music, the language, the religions, and the traditions of the South. The result is Southern Fried Women, a collection of nine short stories about Southern women, and a few men, struggling to find answers to unanswerable questions, hoping for forgiveness, seeking righteousness, and questioning the existence of God in their lives. Cable writes Southern fiction in the true spirit of the rural South. She can ruffle the feathers of the most stoic, mess with the beliefs of the strictest fundamentalists, and reel you into her stories like a stubborn catfish meant for the fryer. In stories with themes ranging from flea markets to coal mine strikes, once you have met her “southern fried women”, they will be with you forever. A delightful collection of short stories that weave together the music, the language, the religions and the traditions of the South. Sometimes seriously and sometimes with humor, these stories examine everything from love and death to racial conflict and tragedy.

The Southern Fried Women portrayed within each story are as realistic as any you have ever met, facing common situations and obstacles with all the charm and tenacity they can muster.

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  • Satya House Publications
  • Paperback
  • August 2011
  • 256 Pages
  • 9781935874072

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About Pamela King Cable

Pamela Cable is an award-winning author and speaker. Raised by a tribe of wild Pentecostals and storytellers she states, “I was meant to be a writer. I’ve been in training all the days of my life.” She recently moved to Ohio to be near her children, but she is still a southern woman by birth and at heart.

Praise

“With a clear Southern voice and a

remarkable gift of storytelling, Pamela King Cable has crafted a

masterful collection of short stories. In themes ranging from flea

markets to coal mine strikes, Southern Fried Women speaks of

the wounds, joys, and sacrifices experienced by women who held strong in

the winds of adversity and emerged bruised but miraculously unbroken.

Each story is as thought-provoking as it is beautifully written.”—Beth Hoffman, author, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt

“Pamela King Cable is one of those

infrequent writers who can bring reality to fictional characters so

strong that you’d swear you had encountered them in your own life’s

history. Southern Fried Women will leave the reader looking forward to more from this accomplished, imaginative, skilled, and entertaining author!”—Midwest Book Review

“Cable does a good job of portraying

Southern women as strong, determined, and family oriented. Whether a

Beach Baby or a Mobile Home Queen, the Southern woman is a survivor.”—ForeWord Reviews

Southern Fried Women features a

selection of short stories with an extremely strong Southern voice.

Author, Pamela King Cable, has a definitive style that is both

appealing and a pleasure to read. She created characters that are

compelling and skillfully drawn, making the reader want to learn more

about them. Cable’s voice rings through, without being intrusive or

overwhelming. Her characters speak naturally and seem true to their age,

setting, time period and personality. The physical volume is very

attractively packaged. The front cover photograph is very fun and

certain to lure readers into picking up the book. The interior

photographs were a lovely added touch as were the short story titles.

That said Cable’s Southern voice and appealing writing style is sure to

appeal to readers.”—Writer’s Digest

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