A Writer's Life

eBook - 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.

Award-winning author Lee Smith's fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. Now she has written her own story in fifteen essays that are both a moving personal portrait and a testament to embracing one’s heritage.

Baker & Taylor
In her first work of nonfiction, an author recounts her early days in the small coal town of Grundy, Virginia—and beyond.

Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781616205966
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Mar 08, 2017

As a fellow Hoosier, I enjoyed this romp through small-town life. You can see where the author gets her material: "write what you know!" and I look forward to reading her other books. There is drama, fun and interest in every day life and readers can relate to it!

Oct 12, 2016

Incredibly good!

May 19, 2016

Great read!


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