A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK aExtremely powerfulabMe and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these storiesathank heavenanot everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just about every one shines with revelation and awe in the face of momentary greatness and tragedy.abNearly every one of these stories could move a reader to tears, for in almost every one of them there is a moment of vision, or love, or unclothed wonder that transforms something plain into something transcendent.aaThe New York Times Book Review aRemarkableabLee Smith is a Southern storyteller in the very best tradition, combining an unmistakable voice with an infallible sense of story.ab Her craft is so strong it becomes transparent, and, like the best storytellers, she knows how to get out of the way so the story can tell itself.aaSan Francisco Chronicle aFrom its wonderful title to its final sentence, this book brims with the poetry of the South.aaLos Angeles Times Book Review aMarvelously entertainingabThese are stories you want to read again to catch all the things you missed the first time around.qaThe Boston GlobePeople didna#39;tuse to have babies so old thenas theydo now, so Gladys Oxendinea#39;s pregnancywas thetalk of the county. Neighbors crocheted little jackets and made receiving blankets. Buddy built a baby room onto the house and made a cradleanbsp;...
|Title||:||Me and My Baby View the Eclipse|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2014-12-02|