Author Lee Smith Virtual Event
In Partnership with The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA):
Let us bring authors to your living room! Our next author in the SIBA Okra Pick series is LEE SMITH. Lee will be talking with us about her novella Blue Marlin and answering your questions. Lee is one of many authors we’ll be bringing to your living room.
Here are the details you need:
Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Time: 4 PM
RSVP (required): firstname.lastname@example.org (Please use subject line RSVP FOR LEE SMITH)
If you elect to attend, we will email you on morning of the event with the link to attend this virtual event followed by the password you will need to enter. Happy Reading!
ABOUT THE BOOK
New York Times bestselling author Lee Smith is one of the South's most prominent and influential writers, with seventeen works of fiction to her name, including the iconic Fair and Tender Ladies and bestseller The Last Girls. Now comes this gem of a novella, which Smith names one of her favorite works of her illustrious career.
Lee Smith's masterful storytelling manifests in this jewel of a novella that follows Jenny, an adventurous thirteen-year-old, down to Key West for a patched-up family vacation following the discovery of her father's affair. Jenny confronts the frailty of family life while vying for the attention of dreamy actor Tony Curtis and even a role in his latest movie.
Available for the first time as a stand-alone novella, this book centers on the Blue Marlin Motel, where Jenny, her beautiful socialite mother, and chastened father share their sunny days with movie stars who are in town to film the 1959 classic, Operation Petticoat. Blue Marlin showcases this iconic writer at her best: sharp characterizations, perfect pitch, generous humor, and a quietly profound understanding of human nature.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in the small coal-mining town of Grundy, Virginia, Lee Smith began writing stories at the age of nine and selling them for a nickel apiece. Since then, she has written seventeen works of fiction, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, and, most recently, Guests on Earth. She has received many awards, including the North Carolina Award for Literature and an Academy Award in Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her novel The Last Girls was a New York Times bestseller as well as winner of the Southern Book Critics Circle Award. She lives in Hillsborough, North Carolina, with her husband, the writer Hal Crowther.
Lee Smith brings her masterful storytelling magic to this jewel of a novella that follows Jenny, an adventurous thirteen-year-old, down to Key West for a patched-up family vacation following the discovery of her father's illicit affair.