Lee’s new memoir, Dimestore will be published in March, 2016 by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.

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Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

"Extremely powerful . . . Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about the striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories — thank heaven — not everything fits: they are loose, they are sometimes awkward, but just about every one shines with revelation and awe in the face of momentary greatness and tragedy. . . . Nearly every one of the stories could move a reader to tears, for in almost every one of them there is a moment of vision or love, or unclothed wonder that transforms something plain into something transcendent." —The New York Times Book Review.

"Sparkles like diamonds. . . . ‘Tongues of Fire' is, quite simply, one of the best short stories I've ever read." —Chicago Tribune.

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