The Southern Writers Book Group will discuss Dimestore by Lee Smith

at in store on 11/15/2017, 06:00 pm
 
"Knoxville", TN
 
"(865) 951-2180"
 
"http://unionavebooks.com"
Wednesday, November 15, 6 p.m.: The Southern Writers Book Group will discuss Dimestore by Lee Smith. 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 15 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.

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