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Lee Smith

Lee Smith

·3.8·38,337 Ratings
“ Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give. ” ― Ben Carson
Authors' Books
  • The Devil's Dream

    1993·
    ·4.04·898 Ratings
    "She writes lyric, luminous prose; her craft is so strong it becomes transparent, and, like the best of storytellers, she knows how to get out of the way so that the story can tell itself."SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLEMoses Bailey, a preacher's son, forbade his
  • The Christmas Letters

    2002·
    ·3.57·1,028 Ratings
    In The Christmas Letters, three generations of women reveal their stories of love and marriage in the letters they write to family and friends during the holidays. It's a down-home Christmas story about tradition, family, and the shared experiences of wom
  • Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed

    1994·
    ·3.67·330 Ratings
    The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed, set in a small southern town at midcentury, tells the story of nine-year-old Susan, for whom the first bright, carefree, promise-filled days of summer slowly evolve into a time of innocence lost and childhood illusions
  • Black Mountain Breakdown

    1980·
    ·3.88·1,118 Ratings
  • Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

    1997·
    ·3.9·499 Ratings
    It is Lee Smith's "love for her characters"--as the San Francisco Chronicle wrote--that gives her work "a down-home flavor, as satisfying as an old-fashioned Sunday dinner." And she certainly loves the people in the stories that make up her first collecti
  • On Agate Hill

    2006·
    ·3.77·3,134 Ratings
    On Agate Hill: A Novel
  • Fancy Strut

    1996·
    ·3.63·382 Ratings
    Speed, Alabama, is frantically preparing for the event of a lifetime: Sesquicentennial Week. And all her proud citizens are kicking up their heels in a lively, pompous fancy strut....
  • Oral History

    1996·
    ·4.06·3,264 Ratings
    When Jennifer, a college student, returns to her childhood home of Hoot Owl Holler with a tape recorder, the tales of murder and suicide, incest and blood ties, bring to life a vibrant story of a doomed family that still refuses to give up....
  • Family Linen

    1996·
    ·3.77·1,494 Ratings
    A childhood memory re-experienced, a funeral that brings about a family reunion, and the excavation of a swimming pool on the site of an old well, uncover family secrets and air the dirty linen in this behind-the-scenes look at life and family, memory and
  • Cakewalk

    1996·
    ·3.85·540 Ratings
    In these dazzling stories, acclaimed author Lee Smith wants you to meet: Mrs. Joline B. Newhouse, who writes a "fortnightly" newspaper column called "Between the Lines."Georgia Rose, the girl whose life is more like a soap opera than the TV serial she's a
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