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Dimestore: A Writer's Life
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Publisher Algonquin Books
Publication date March 22, 2016
Pages 202
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781616205027
ISBN-10 1616205024
Dimensions 1 by 4 by 6 in.
Weight 0.72 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:
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.

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