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Downhome : an anthology of Southern women writers

Author: Susie Mee
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt, Brace & Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Stories by Southern women. In Tina McElroy Ansa's Sarah, two girls pretend they are their parents making love, while Lee Smith's Tongues of Fire is a portrait of local manners, as when the narrator explains her mother's incessant chatter to fill a void in a conversation, "This was another of Mama's rules: A lady never lets a silence fall."
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Short stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Downhome.
San Diego : Harcourt, Brace & Co., ©1995
(OCoLC)604019297
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susie Mee
ISBN: 0156001217 9780156001212
OCLC Number: 32508744
Notes: "A Harvest original."
Description: 497 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Growing up. Isis / Zora Neale Hurston --
Economics / Elizabeth Seydel Morgan --
Sarah / Tina McElroy Ansa --
Kinfolk and courtship. Star in the valley / Mary Noailles Murfree --
The ugliest pilgrim / Doris Betts --
Music / Ellen Gilchrist --
The pleasures and miseries of marriage. The wide net / Eudora Welty --
After Moore / Mary Hood --
White rat / Gayl Jones --
The weight of the past. Dare's gift / Ellen Glasgow --
First dark / Elizabeth Spencer --
Shiloh / Bobbie Ann Mason --
Settings, customs, and artifacts. Good country people / Flannery O'Connor --
Everyday use / Alice Walker --
Yellow ribbons / Susie Mee --
Washed in the blood. Tongues of fire / Lee Smith --
Gospel song / Dorothy Allison --
A new life / Mary Ward Brown --
Passing on. The grave / Katherine Anne Porter --
And with a vengeance / Margaret Gibson --
The third of July / Elizabeth Cox.
Responsibility: edited by Susie Mee.
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Stories by Southern women. In Tina McElroy Ansa's Sarah, two girls pretend they are their parents making love, while Lee Smith's Tongues of Fire is a portrait of local manners, as when the narrator explains her mother's incessant chatter to fill a void in a conversation, "This was another of Mama's rules: A lady never lets a silence fall."

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