Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

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Lee Smith is a qteller of tales for tale tellers to admire and envy . . . [and] a readera€™s dreamq (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, qIn 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.qHer dad, Martin a€œBuddya€ Oxendine, went to sleep in his chair every night right after supper, woke back up for the eleven oa#39;clock ... Buddy was an elder in the Baptist church. ... Neighbors crocheted little jackets and made receiving blankets.

Title:Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger
Author:Lee Smith
Publisher:Algonquin Books - 2011-05-31


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