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Dimestore : a writer's life / by Lee Smith.

Smith, Lee, 1944- (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library LP 975.57 SMI (Text) 70743000151286 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield L.P. 921 Smith (Text) 31208912036284 large print Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield LP B-Smith (Text) 78292000357827 Adult Large Print Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781410490681
  • ISBN: 1410490688
  • Physical Description: 259 pages (large print) : illustration ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Subtitle from cover.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
Evenly divided between a book about Smith's process and her life, first as a Southern mountain child and, later, as the parent of a schizophrenic child, this book is interesting and compelling. 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.
Subject: Smith, Lee, 1944- > Childhood and youth.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Biography.
Grundy (Va.) > Biography.
Grundy (Va.) > Social life and customs.
Genre: Large type books.

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