Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK a€œExtremely powerfula€bMe 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 storiesa€”thank heavena€”not 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.a€bNearly 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.a€a€”The New York Times Book Review a€œRemarkablea€bLee Smith is a Southern storyteller in the very best tradition, combining an unmistakable voice with an infallible sense of story.a€b 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.a€a€”San Francisco Chronicle a€œFrom its wonderful title to its final sentence, this book brims with the poetry of the South.a€a€”Los Angeles Times Book Review a€œMarvelously entertaininga€bThese are stories you want to read again to catch all the things you missed the first time€”The 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
Author:Lee Smith
Publisher:Penguin - 2014-12-02


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