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Dimestore / Lee Smith.

Smith, Lee, 1944- (author.).


A "book about Smith{u2019}s process and her life, first as a Southern mountain child and, later, as the parent of a schizophrenic child...Despite being surrounded by loving family and being blessed with an active imagination, Lee copes with a mentally ill mother. Later, her son{u2019}s mental illness and early death brings her to the breaking point but she is saved by her writing"--Lois Gross for LibraryReads."--NoveList.

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  • ISBN: 9781616205027
  • ISBN: 1616205024
  • Physical Description: xix, 202 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2016.

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Smith, Lee, 1944- > Childhood and youth.
Novelists, American > 20th century > Biography.
Grundy (Va.) > Biography.
Grundy (Va.) > Social life and customs.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Allentown Public Library 813.54SMIT (Text) 34455006186825 Adult Nonfiction 1st FL Available -

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