Published in 1962, The Tall Woman tells the story of Lydia Moore McQueen and her East Tennessee community. Lydia marries shortly before the Civil War; her husband Mark fights for the Union and returns a changed man. Dykeman’s lyrical prose recounts the next twenty-five years of Lydia’s life, as her family grows and old tensions simmer in the community. THS Executive Director Jennifer C. Core, who was a student of Dykeman’s, will join the discussion of this classic of Appalachian literature.


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August 15, 2022


10:00 am CT

11:00 am ET