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Dimestore

A Writer's Life

by Lee Smith

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For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.
Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth was a place of coal miners, tent revivals, mountain music, drive-in theaters, and her daddy's dimestore. It was in that dimestore—listening to customers and inventing adventures for the store's dolls—that she became a storyteller. Even when she was sent off to college to earn some "culture," she understood that perhaps the richest culture she might ever know was the one she was driving away from—and it's a place that she never left behind.
Dimestore's fifteen essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Smith has created both a moving personal portrait and a testament to embracing one's heritage. It's also an inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.


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Publisher: Algonquin Books

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  • Release date: March 22, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781616205966
  • File size: 1596 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781616205966
  • File size: 1596 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781616205966
  • File size: 613 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 2016


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For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.
Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth was a place of coal miners, tent revivals, mountain music, drive-in theaters, and her daddy's dimestore. It was in that dimestore—listening to customers and inventing adventures for the store's dolls—that she became a storyteller. Even when she was sent off to college to earn some "culture," she understood that perhaps the richest culture she might ever know was the one she was driving away from—and it's a place that she never left behind.
Dimestore's fifteen essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Smith has created both a moving personal portrait and a testament to embracing one's heritage. It's also an inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.


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    Publisher:
    Algonquin Books

    Kindle Book
    Release date: March 22, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781616205966
    File size: 1596 KB
    Release date: March 22, 2016

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781616205966
    File size: 1596 KB
    Release date: March 22, 2016

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781616205966
    File size: 613 KB
    Release date: March 22, 2016

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