Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith
(Shannon Ravenel Books)

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Lee Smith is a "teller of tales for tale tellers to admire and envy . . . [and] a reader’s dream" (Houston Chronicle). A celebrated and bestselling writer with a dozen novels under her name, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, and The Last Girls, she is just as widely recognized for her exceptional short stories. Here, in Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, Smith collects seven brand-new stories along with seven of her favorites from three earlier collections. The result? A book of dazzling richness. As the New York Times Book Review put it, "In al- most every one of [her stories] there is a moment of vision, or love, or unclothed wonder that transforms something plain into something transcendent."
 

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 May 31, 2011 by A Shannon Ravenel Book. 368 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“Bob, A Dog,” about a sweet woman dumped by her educated husband, sets the tone: Highfalutin’ Yankees and earthy Southerners don’t mix well.

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Smith slips effortlessly into the voices of her funny, smarter-than-they-look characters in her latest collection (after News of the Spirit ), containing a handful of new works among some old favorites.

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Lee Smith's latest collection was worth the wait. She cracks open the Southern hearts of her characters to reveal the bodacious spirit of love -- and it has nothing to do with Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice."

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ForeWord Reviews

Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, by Lee Smith, offers fourteen short stories about overcoming the difficulties of life and love, accepting what comes, and becoming true to oneself.

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