Lee Smith has published 13 novels and four collections of short stories, including the bestselling novels Fair and Tender Ladies and The Last Girls, winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. Her new book is Dimestore: A Writer’s Life, a work of nonfiction. She is a recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the North Carolina Award for Literature.

She lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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Guests on Earth

On Agate Hill

The Last Girls

The Christmas Letters

Saving Grace

The Devil's Dream

Fair and Tender Ladies

Family Linen

Oral History

Black Mountain Breakdown

The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed

Something in the Wind

Short Story Collections:

Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

News of the Spirit

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse


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