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Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Author:
    Lee Smith
  • ISBN:
    1565129156
  • ISBN13:
    978-1565129153
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  • Publisher:
    A Shannon Ravenel Book; 1st Edition edition (March 23, 2010)
  • Pages:
    368 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Short Stories & Anthologies
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    1306 kb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    392
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A shannon r avene L book. Published by. Algonquin books of chapel hill. Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger.

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Start reading Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger on your Kindle in under a minute. I don't think there was a story in the book I didn't love. The characters and sense of place were spot on. No one, no one does the south like Lee Smith. She gets the dialect perfect and doesn't overuse it or use it in a manner that sticks out.

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The result? A book of dazzling richness.

Published March 23rd 2010 by A Shannon Ravenel Book. However, I’ve denounced my fondness of Lee Smith after reading Mrs. 1565129156 (ISBN13: 9781565129153). The first few short stories were okay (kind of boring, but still enjoyable). Once I got near the end of the book to the story Stevie and Mama, here’s where I had to stop. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, Smith collects seven brand-new stories . Publisher: A Shannon Ravenel Book (May 31, 2011). Like all of Lee Smith's books, I could not put it down.

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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."

Malalanim
Lee Smith has always been one of my favorite authors and so I was thrilled to find her newest book of short stories--I don't know how I missed it when it first came out. I meant to read a story or two here and there while reading other stuff, but once I started it, I couldn't put it down.

I don't think there was a story in the book I didn't love. The characters and sense of place were spot on. No one, no one does the south like Lee Smith. She gets the dialect perfect and doesn't overuse it or use it in a manner that sticks out. I live in the south and I know every person in this book. I just didn't know them so well before I read these stories.

As other reviewers have noted, I feel Smith's writing talent shines even more brightly in short story form. These stories are brilliantly written and feel complete when they're done. Every one was, for me, like a small novella and complete in itself. This is so hard to do and Smith makes it seem effortless.

Overall, a completely captivating and entertaining book of short stories. Reading this made me remember how much I love her other books, so I will be going back and rereading my favorites. I absolutely love this book and this author. Hope she has a new book coming my way soon. I'd give this book ten stars if I could!
Wenes
Lee Smith is a wonderful writer. Her characters come alive. However, the plots go nowhere. This is often the case with literary short stories but it bugs me.
EXIBUZYW
Most of these wonderful stories are about Southern ladies overcoming the adversities to which Southern ladies are prone, consisting of dire poverty, physical abuse and sickness or else stifling aristocratic social conventions. Some of the stories are told in the voice of the heroine of Eudora Welty's "Why I live at the PO." Smith has a wonderful ability to adopt this voice even when she's doing omniscient POV. She sometimes uses present tense narration, but it's the urgent present tense of colloquial speech, not the stylized present tense of literary affectation. There is some stereotyping although this may be satire of the Southern genres that I was too dim to see. In "Tongues of Fire" martini-drinking Methodists are contrasted with hilly-billy charismatics in the hollers. Young ladies are made to reject Bryn Mawr to go to Sweetbriar. "Things White People Like" people are a frequent target. Any male in high school is a jock, a nerd, or a misfit. In "Stevie and Mama" aging hippies are horrified, or at least ambivalent, to see their daughter courted chivalrously by a fine upstanding young gentleman who addresses his prospective father-in-law as "sir." I keep rereading them and finding new felicities (By the way, a very minor point, isn't Lamar Peebles in "Intensive Care" the son of a doctor in high school, but joins his father's law firm later).
Ubrise
These Stories remind me of when i use to ride Greyhound across the country when i was younger. they remind me of people i'd meet on the bus, where we'd exchange life stories, often tales you'd only tell a stranger you'd never see again. 100 mile friendships every bit as memorable as lifelong ones.
they are little slices of life, funny, bittersweet, or melancholy. often all three at once. having lived in the south most of my life i recognize characters, and have seen similar stories play out to a dozen different endings.
this is my first time reading Lee Smith, but it won't be the last.
 Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger (Shannon Ravenel Books)
Larosa
I enjoyed this book, but it certainly wasn't up to Lee Smith's usual standard. Usually though, I love her work.
Kalv
A series of short stories by southern writer Lee Smith. Living in the south a majority of my life, I enjoy regional writers and she is among the best. Each short story has its own character and twist. My favorite was Stevie and Mama. The book is easy to pickup read a story and move on with your day or onto another title.
Muniath
Great southern-style short story reading. Perfect for summer reading. These are funny, well developed characters; the writing is superb and enjoyable.
Like all of Lee Smith's books, I could not put it down. ????d it so much I read it straight through ????