A long and Happy Life Author:Reynolds Price "Nothing could tear me from (discussing collections of short stories) save this lovely book, A Long and Happy Life, by Reynolds Price and I cannot even begrudge the author his youth. Meticulously observed, beautifully told, it strikes too deep to fuss around with analysis. You can say only of it that it is indeed a lasting novel, a story of th... more »e South done with no violence - you can say only, a lovely novel, with the firm brilliance of its writing to keep it loveliness from sticking to your fingers". Dorothy Parker, Esquire,« less
An auspicious debut novel from 1960 about folks in rural North Carolina and the love of a young woman for a recondite man. Beautifully written with natural, flowing dialogue. Artfully conveys the inner voices and struggles of the characters. An outstanding read.