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  • Lee Smith
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  • ISBN-10: 1410490688
  • ISBN-13: 9781410490681
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: .80 lbs ( .36 kgs)
  • 260 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2016



A New York Times Bestselling Author

For forty-five years, Lee Smith’s fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But she has never written her own story. Now, in fifteen crushingly honest, wise and perceptive essays, Smith has created both a moving personal portrait and a testament to embracing one’s heritage.

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Customer Reviews

"This wonderful memoir-filled with tenderness, compassion, love, and humor is highly recommended for fans of Smith’s fiction, lovers of Southern writing, and readers who are interested in the changes in small-town America."

— Library Journal (starred)

"Candid and unsentimental, Smith's book sheds light on her beginnings as writer while revealing her resilience and personal transformations over the course of a remarkable lifetime. A warm, poignant memoir from a reliably smooth voice."

— Kirkus Reviews