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Overview

Crystal Spangler lives in rural Appalachia. She's the apple of her mother's eye -- not yet beautiful, but she will be. She's the most popular girl at Black Rock High. She makes cheerleader, gets good grades, and is elected beauty queen. Crystal discovers God, goes to college, and falls in love. When she comes home, she's disheveled and confused. Crystal becomes a wealthy politician's wife. But there's something calling her, drawing her back to where it all began, in the shadow of Black Mountain . . .


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Editorial Reviews

Roy Blount
"The closest thing to reading this would be reading Madame Bovary while listening to Loretta Lynn."
Annie Dillard
"Black Mountain Breakdown is like a country song. It is true and real; it is loving and sad."
-Roy Blount
"The closest thing to reading this would be reading Madame Bovary while listening to Loretta Lynn."
-Annie Dillard
"Black Mountain Breakdown is like a country song. It is true and real; it is loving and sad."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399125317
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/1/1981
  • Pages: 230

Meet the Author

Lee Smith

Lee Smith is the author of The Last Girls, Oral History, Fair and Tender Ladies, and other novels, and a recent story collection, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger. She has won the O. Henry Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and the Southern Book Critics Circle Award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Wp Wonderful

    This book takes you back in time andawakens a lot of memories

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  • Posted February 19, 2013

    Disappointing ending.

    Disappointing ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2008

    Excellent Book!

    I loved this book. Lee smith is an outstanding writer.

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