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The Southern Woman by Elizabeth Spencer
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Aug 25, 2009 | ISBN 9780812980769

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“A retrospective collection of twenty-seven stories, written over a period of more than half a century, by a Southern writer whose best fiction merits comparison with the work of Katherine Anne Porter and Eudora Welty.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Spencer is a spellbinding storyteller. Her stories . . . are dense and rich as novels, as light as air; they hover in the mind like hummingbirds.”—Lee Smith

“What [Spencer’s] stories do wonderfully, for me, is explore the ties that bind–in families, friendships, communities, marriages–how mysterious, twisted, chafing, inescapable, and life-supporting such ties are.”—Alice Munro

“A writer one puts on the ‘permanent’ shelf. These stories will be read and reread.”—James Dickey

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