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So notes Velma, the smalltown Kansas cook who narrates this extraordinary, character-driven novel. An eternal optimist, I still would periodically pick up a piece of Christian fiction to try it out again and, when I started in on "Velma" I was not disappointed.

So notes Velma, the smalltown Kansas cook who narrates this extraordinary, character-driven novel. Brilliant story, believable characters, honest, captivating, and I think there's easily something that everyone could find to relate to.

Start by marking Velma Still Cooks in Leeway as Want to Read . This book moved slow at times I'm now reading everything else Vinita Hampton Wright has written

Start by marking Velma Still Cooks in Leeway as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book moved slow at times. It was a Christian book that depicted life in Leeway, Kansas. There were some surprises and sadness. Overall I liked the book. I'm now reading everything else Vinita Hampton Wright has written. I thought these characters were realistic, and I could identify with some of their situations. This isn't a great and lofty work of literature, but it's a story that rings true, and I like those a lot.

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Is Vinita still cooking? Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 16 years ago. Velma Still Cooks in Leeway was a very satisfying read for me, a former Writing/Lit major and a small-town pastor. The story itself was worth telling and thinking about (a preoccupied pastor, prejudices, date-rape, escalating spouse-abuse, grieving, a genuine but stereotype-busting Christian, unfounded fears, founded fears, faithfulness, and l). But even more impressive than the story was the storytelling. I kept thinking, "This writing has VOICE!" Velma, the narrator, is one of those very.

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In Vinita Hampton Wright’s novel Velma Still Cooks in Leeway, the title character, Velma Brendle, operates the only restaurant in the small town of Leeway, Kansas. The regular crowd feels like family, and Velma prays for her customers

In Vinita Hampton Wright’s novel Velma Still Cooks in Leeway, the title character, Velma Brendle, operates the only restaurant in the small town of Leeway, Kansas. The regular crowd feels like family, and Velma prays for her customers. People’s stories and struggles weigh on Velma, so she works a few hours a week as janitor at Jerusalem Baptist Church seeking quiet. The past two years have been tough. She feels that God has not come through for her town, but she senses a revelation approaching. In spring, 1996, Velma’s eighteen-year-old neighbor, Shellye Pines, turns up pregnant.

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Velma Still Cooks in Leeway: A Novel Vinita Hampton Wright. This novel deals with, among other themes, rape. In addition to being an absorbing read, it is a terrific resource for beginning conversations in church communities about sexual violence. Our coverage includes: The Wright Stuff With Velma Still Cooks in Leeway, Vinita Hampton Wright leads a quiet transformation of Christian fiction. The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity Peter Robert Lamont Brown. A profound exploration of the meaning of sexual.

Her feel for an Iowa farm town is achingly precise. both provocative and sage

As the town's chief cook and part-time janitor for Jerusalem Baptist church, Velma Brendle has never done anything more outstanding than putting on a good meal at Velma's Place, the one restaurant in Leeway, Kansas, but she takes good care of her customers, neighbors, and friends. However, in the midst of these two jobs, Velma's husband stops talking, Cousin Albert comes to live with her, and she finds herself dealing with the town's problems. As memories of past troubles plague her, she grows weary from even the tasks she loves the most. Old Sunday School lessons take on new meanings, and new problems illuminate trials Velma thought were long over. In sudden leaps of faith and moments of tragedy, Velma and all those she loves journey toward facing their sins and finding forgiveness.

Comments: (7)

sobolica
In the past I have tended to stay away in general from what is characterized as typical Christian fiction b/c I felt overall that many Christian writers have a tendency to be overly-concerned with morality and making sure they have some form of the gospel presented which ends up turning the story into something that either isn't truly honest, or that people just can't relate to. However I am pleased to say that the tide is turning on this, and "Velma" is proof.

An eternal optimist, I still would periodically pick up a piece of Christian fiction to try it out again and, when I started in on "Velma" I was not disappointed.

Brilliant story, believable characters, honest, captivating, and I think there's easily something that everyone could find to relate to. It really surprised me, especially given that I didn't grow up in a small town (I'm much more of a city girl) so I wasn't sure how well I would be able to relate to something set in a Mayberry-type place, but I did. I actually found myself reading parts to friends to give them a taste of how great this book was.

I would highly recommend it and can't wait to read Vinita's future works. (As a sidenote, I have already read "Grace at Bender Springs" and "The Winter Seeking" which were also quite fab).
Scoreboard Bleeding
What a beautiful book! Easy read, well written, feel good - yet not at all sappy.
Shaktit
I could see Velma - I could see Leeway - I could smell the cooking. Simply written truth - truth that helped me put my own life onto a straighter path. I even underlined some paragraphs. This is an author who has fought with life and herself - she KNOWS human nature!!! I've recommended this book to several people - some borrowed my copy and then loved the book so much, they bought their own. Now that tells ya' something.
Jerdodov
Sadly, I don't think there's much good writing within the world of Christian fiction but this is one of the best of the best!! Believable characters. Interesting plot lines. Written in the first person (which is something I always look for in a novel.) Lovely all around. I recommend this book highly.
Tolrajas
After staying up most of the night to finish this book, I'm ordering three more to give as gifts. Wright is a skilled storyteller. Her Velma will make you laugh, then jolt you with her hard-won wisdom, the kind that echoes in your soul long after you've finished reading.
Ber
I really enjoyed this book.
Thorgaginn
A must-read!!
I had read this book about 5 years ago and the suspense and recipes were very good. I purchased it this time as a gift.
Velma Still Cooks in Leeway: A Novel download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Vinita Hampton Wright
ISBN: 0805421289
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: B & H Pub Group (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 295 pages