Devil's Dream by Lee Smith

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Now back in print from the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls.

It was in 1833 or '34 that Moses Bailey brought young Kate Malone down to Cold Spring Holler to be his wife. But Moses, wanting to become a preacher like his daddy was, left Kate time and again to look after the kids while he went out in search of a sign from God. Though he warned them about the evils of playing the fiddle, a kind of music he likened to the devil's own laughter, it passed the time for his bride and children, and soon became not just a way of life for the Baileys, but a curse that would last for generations.


About Lee Smith

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Lee Smith was born in Grundy, VA, and lives in North Carolina. She is the author of ten novels and four story collections. She is a winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and a member of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame.
Published March 1, 2011 by Berkley. 384 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, History. Fiction

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Katie Cocker, superstar of country music, is gathering together her famous relatives--from Tampa Rainette, nearly 100 years old and one of the original Grassy Branch Girls, to Rose Annie, whose hit song ``Subdivision Wife'' is based on her own life, leaving her adoring husband for her no-good, ro...

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Smith's ( Fair and Tender Ladies ) novels always glow with the empathy she feels for her spirited Southern characters.

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In Smith's rollicking hillbilly saga about the family of a country music star, strong characters, their matter-of-fact voices and their affection for their rustic mountain home make for a rich multigenerational tale.

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