Mrs. Darcy and The Blue-Eyed Stranger
May 31, 2011
Author: Lee Smith
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication Date: 2010
This is a book of short stories that are compiled from a few of Lee's past books but also include never before read stories.
The stories tend to center around people with sadness in their lives - people that have floated through life. Lives that in the end, have not treated them very well.
Husbands leave, husbands die, sons go to jail, lives are lived in solitary ways. These are not stories of triumphing over adversity, but more learning to live and accept with what you have.
Sweet stories that may make you think a little.
(Review originally published on March 10th, 2011)