Lee Smith - 'Dimestore'

She's one of our favorite people; everytime she's here, it's like a party.  Lee returns to us for the paperback edition of Dimestore on Sunday, April 23, at 2 pm.  In her first work of nonfiction, Smith deploys the wit, wisdom, and graceful prose for which she is beloved to conjure her early days in the small coal town of Grundy, Virginia:  a place of coal miners, mountain music, and her daddy’s dimestore. It was in that dimestore – listening to customers and inventing life histories for the store’s dolls – that she began to learn the craft of storytelling.  

Event date: 
Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Dimestore: A Writer's Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616206468
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 4th, 2017

Can’t make it? To request a signed or personalized copy, call 919-828-1588 or contact orders@quailridgebooks.com (at least 48 hours in advance for email) to check availability.

Dimestore: A Writer's Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616205027
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Published: Algonquin Books - March 22nd, 2016

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.

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ISBN: 9781616203801
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Published: Shannon Ravenel Books - May 13th, 2014

"Reading Lee Smith ranks among the great pleasures of American fiction . . . Gives evidence again of the grace and insight that distinguish her work." -Robert Stone, author of Death of the Black-Haired Girl

Fair and Tender Ladies Cover Image
ISBN: 9780425230459
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Published: Berkley Books - July 5th, 2011

Ivy Rowe, Virginia mountain girl, then wife, mother, and finally "Mawmaw," never strays far from her home-but the letters she writes take her across the country and over the ocean. Writing "to hold onto what's passing," she tells stories that are rich with the life of Appalachia in words that are colloquial, often misspelled, but always beautiful.

The Last Girls (Ballantine Reader's Circle) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780345464958
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 30th, 2003

On a beautiful June day in 1965, a dozen girls-classmates at a picturesque Blue Ridge women's college-launched their homemade raft (inspired by Huck Finn's) on a trip down the Mississippi. It's Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi read the headline in the Paducah, Kentucky, paper.Thirty-five years later, four of those "girls" reunite to cruise the river again.