Lee Smith Reading on August 16th

Lee Smith, author of twelve novels, will read on August 16th at Blueberry Cove Camp on Hart's Neck Road in Tenants Harbor. There will be a brief reception at 5:00pm and the reading will begin about 5:20.

Lee Smith's novels include Oral History, Saving Grace and Fair and Tender Ladies, plus three collections of short stories. Her novel, The Last Girls, was a New York Times bestseller as well as a winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award.

A retired professor of English at North Carolina State University, Lee received an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1999. Other awards include the Thomas Wolfe Memorial Literary Award, the Robert Penn Warren Prize for fiction and two O. Henry Awards.

She is married to essayist Hal Crowther and is a summer resident of Castine, Maine.

Praise for Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-eyed Stranger:

“In almost every one of [her stories] there is a moment of vision, or love, or unclothed wonder that transforms something plain into something transcendent.” ― New York Times Book Review

“Marvelously entertaining.” ―The Boston Globe

“Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, Carson McCullers, Harper Lee, and Katherine Anne Porter come immediately to mind…Lee Smith in this fine collection of short stories, joins in this tradition.” ―The San Diego Union Tribune

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