Velva Jean Learns to Drive: A Novel
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Date: July 2009
Duration: 14 hours 58 minutes
Set in Appalachia in the years before World War II, Velva Jean Learns to Drive is a poignant story of a spirited young girl growing up in the gold-mining and moonshining South. Before she dies, Velva Jeanâ€™s mother urges her to â€œlive out there in the great wide world.â€ Velva Jean dreams of becoming a big-time singer in Nashville until she falls in love with Harley Bright, a handsome juvenile delinquent turned revival preacher. As their tumultuous love story unfolds, Velva Jean must choose between keeping her hard-won home and pursuing her dream of singing in the Grand Ole Opry.