Dimestore (Large Print / Hardcover)

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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. 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. It was in that dimestore--listening to customers and inventing adventures for the store's dolls--that she became a storyteller. Even when she was sent off to college to earn some culture, she understood that perhaps the richest culture she might ever know was the one she was driving away from--and it's a place that she never left behind."Dimestore"'s fifteen essays are crushingly honest, wise and perceptive, and superbly entertaining. Smith has created both a moving personal portrait and a testament to embracing one's heritage. It's also an inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781410490681
ISBN-10: 1410490688
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: July 6th, 2016
Pages: 237
Language: English