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Dimestore

A Writer's Life

by Lee Smith

eBook

"A memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generous heart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity."—The New York Times Book Review
"This is Smith at her finest."—Library Journal, starred review
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. When she was sent off to college to gain some "culture," she understood that perhaps the richest culture she would ever know was the one she was leaving. Lee Smith's fiction has always lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.
Dimestore's fifteen essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Together, they create 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: 1054 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 2016

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781616205966
  • File size: 644 KB
  • Release date: March 22, 2016


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"A memoir that shines with a bright spirit, a generous heart and an entertaining knack for celebrating absurdity."—The New York Times Book Review
"This is Smith at her finest."—Library Journal, starred review
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. When she was sent off to college to gain some "culture," she understood that perhaps the richest culture she would ever know was the one she was leaving. Lee Smith's fiction has always lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.
Dimestore's fifteen essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Together, they create 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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  • Details

    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: 1054 KB
    Release date: March 22, 2016

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781616205966
    File size: 644 KB
    Release date: March 22, 2016

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