News of the Spirit

News of the Spirit

Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101581087
  • 304 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


New York Times bestselling author Lee Smith offers her signature mix of wit and heartbreak, as well as her “unerring ear for the lyrical and the down and dirty,” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) in this superb collection of stories.


“Outstanding…Marvelous…Utterly enjoyable…One of the finest collections of short prose I’ve read since Bobbie Ann Mason.”
“These stories capture the flavor of the South…With clever prose in ‘Blue Wedding,’ she is able to convey the poetic chatter of Southern voices that separates one class from another…Complex characters and surprising plot twists appear in the captivating ‘Live Bottomless.’ Smith has become a master at coupling tragedy and humor.”
“Smith’s watchful, bright…heroines read true. [She] is terrific at creating fresh, evocative, and absolutely right voices in these stories. She can move between the breathless and innocent self-creation of the college student in ‘The Bubba Stories’ to the brittle self-delusion of the professional ‘fiancée’ in ‘The Southern Cross’ with sympathy and understanding.”
“Reading Lee Smith is like coming home again, to find everything as you remembered.”
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