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Dimestore : a writer's life

by Smith, Lee, 1944- (Author)

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A "book about Smith'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's mental illness and early... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • 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.