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Dimestore

(2016)
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In her first work of nonfiction, Lee Smith deploys the wit, wisdom, and graceful prose for which she is beloved to conjure her early days in the small coal town of Grundy, Virginia - and beyond.

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For 45 years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Set deep in the rugged Appalachian Mountains, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth was a place of coal miners, mountain music, and her daddy's dimestore. It was in that dimestore - listening to customers and inventing life histories for the store's dolls - that she began to learn the craft of storytelling. Even though she adored Grundy, Smith's formal education and travels took her far from Virginia, though her Appalachian upbringing never left her.

Dimestore's 15 essays are crushingly honest, always wise, and superbly entertaining. Smith has created both a moving, personal portrait and a broader meditation on embracing one's heritage. Hers is an inspiring story of the birth of a writer and a poignant look at a way of life that has all but vanished.



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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dimestore (Thorndike Press Large Print Biographies and Memoirs)
Author(s): Lee Smith
ISBN: 1-4104-9068-8 / 978-1-4104-9068-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Author(s): Lee Smith
ISBN: 1-61620-502-4 / 978-1-61620-502-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Author(s): Lee Smith
ISBN: 1-61620-646-2 / 978-1-61620-646-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Author(s): Lee Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Author(s): Lee Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Author(s): Lee Smith
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dimestore: A Writer's Life
Author(s): Lee Smith
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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