Lee Smith

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Lee Smith was born in Grundy, Virginia and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is the author of seven novels, including Oral History, Family Linen, and Fair and Tender Ladies, and two collections of stories. This story is excerpted from her novel-in-progress, This World Is Not My Home. (1991)

Lee Smith grew up in Grundy, Virginia and is the author of The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed and Something in the Wind. Currently she is working on a novel based on “Paralyzed, A True Story.” (1977)

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