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Dimestore / Lee Smith.

Author/Creator:
Smith, Lee, 1944- author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 202 pages ; 22 cm
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Other Title:
Dimestore : a writer's life
Subjects:
Smith, Lee, 1944 -- -Childhood and youth.
Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Grundy (Va.) -- Biography.
Grundy (Va.) -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Autobiographies.
Summary:
A "book about Smith's process and her life, first as a Southern mountain child and, later, as the parent of a schizophrenic child...Despite being surrounded by loving family and being blessed with an active imagination, Lee copes with a mentally ill mother. Later, her son's mental illness and early death brings her to the breaking point but she is saved by her writing"--Lois Gross for LibraryReads."--NoveList.
Contents:
Preface: Raised to leave: some thoughts on "culture"
Dimestore
Recipe box
Kindly nervous
Lady lessons
Marble cake and moonshine
Big river
On Lou's porch
Lightning storm
Driving Miss Daisy crazy, or, Losing the mind of the South
Good-bye to the sunset man
Blue heaven
A life in books
Angels passing
The little locksmith.
ISBN:
9781616205027
1616205024
OCLC:
911255341