Title: Nancy Culpepper
Author: Bobbie Ann Mason
# of pages: 223

Comments: Nancy, the title character, is what ties this tale together, and she’s as bland as Elmer’s school glue. The story, told out of order, covers several generations of the Culpepper family on its farm. The other characters seem warm and real, but every time I got to a section where Nancy was featured, I couldn’t wait for it to be over. The most engaging part of the story is the oldest. Though each section deals with death and love and loss, it’s the deaths in this part of the story that seem the most true and the most deeply felt.