Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 8, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

The Secret Ingredient: Dimestore, by Lee Smith

Book Title: Dimestore

Mothers do have ideas about how things should be. In her new memoir Dimestore:  A Writer’s Life, Lee Smith (Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, Ordinary Grace) shares some of the things her mother taught her: “I was not to use double negatives; I was not to say ‘me and Martha.’  I was not to trade my pimento cheese sandwiches at school for the lunch …

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