Lee Smith

Book Review
8:00 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Guests on Earth

  “Guests on Earth: A Novel”
Author: Lee Smith
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 337
Price: $25.95 ( Cloth )

Lee Smith’s seventeenth book of fiction combines the thoroughly imagined with some elements of the traditional historical novel.

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11:23 am
Mon August 9, 2010

Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger: New and Selected Stories by Lee Smith

When I first held this volume I was disappointed to see it contained only seven new stories with another seven "selected" from previously published works. Like Smith fans everywhere I already own Cakewalk, Me and My Baby View the Eclipse and News of the Spirit. But disappointment soon turned to gratitude as I reread Smith's story of heartbreak and healing, "Bob, a Dog" and then to the delight of reunion with one of my favorite short stories of all time, "Intensive Care."

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Don Noble
10:44 am
Mon November 13, 2006

On Agate Hill

There are twelve novels and three volumes of stories by Lee Smith, and On Agate Hill marks a new turning. After several novels inspired by the culture around her, Smith has written her first genuinely historical novel.

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Don Noble
1:26 pm
Mon February 7, 2005

Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller

An unrepentant self-examination of Marshall Chapman's unconventional life.

I have been meaning to read singer and songwriter Marshall Chapman's memoir for over a year.

Now I have and I am glad.

It is an unusual book, well-written and a real page-turner.

Lee Smith, an old friend of Chapman, has written the Foreword and tells us how the book came to be.

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