Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger by Lee Smith audiobook

Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

By Lee Smith
Read by a full cast

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664402737

  • ISBN: 9781664510562

Runtime: 12.55 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 1999 Academy Award for Fiction

Virginia native Lee Smith has won two O. Henry Awards, the Southern Book Critics Circle Award, and the Robert Penn Warren Prize for her engaging works. A collection of 14 tales-both new stories and previously published favorites-Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger is sure to delight listeners with its warm humor and unforgettable characters. "Each tale is beautifully honed ." -Publishers Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Smith’s heroines find strength in the moments that push us all forward.”  People
“Lee Smith has long had a reputation as a master of the short story, and her new collection…galvanizes that reputation…Smith offers the grit of the domestic scene, the power of the written word, and the transcendent beauty of women as friends, lovers, daughters, and mothers.”  Minneapolis Star Tribune
“This wonderful writer is a readers’-advisory librarian’s dream. Short stories, ordinarily a relatively hard sell to library patrons, are a different animal when they are Lee Smith’s short stories. In a very hospitable way of talking, reminiscent of Ellen Gilchrist’s style in her delicious writing, Smith offers stories that deliver an irresistible one-two punch. The first punch is—again, like Gilchrist—the humor that fills every page. She doesn’t poke fun at the ordinary folks who stock her fiction but gets us to see, by their plights and successes, the universal absurdity in their struggles to attain love and significance. The second punch is the meaningfulness of every story. All of us, in different garb, appear at some point in a Smith story…The title story is entertaining and riveting from its first line…The most beautiful story is the very short ‘Toastmaster,’ an imaginative narrative from the point of view of a bookish little boy.” Booklist (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Lee Smith

Author Bio: Lee Smith

Lee Smith is a New York Times bestselling novelist. She has written numerous novels and short story collections, including Saving Grace, Fair and Tender Ladies, and a novella, The Christmas Letters. Her novel The Last Girls won the Southern Book Critics Circle Award and the North Carolina Award for Literature; two of her short story collections also won the O. Henry Award. Smith currently lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 12.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English