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Black Mountain Breakdown [NOOK Book]

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls presents one of her most compelling novels, acclaimed by Anne Tyler, Annie Dillard, and more...

Everywhere about her, from the traffic on Highway 460 to the river that's gone black with coal dust, Crystal Spangler sees a current flowing from the mountain town of Black Rock into the wider world. As a teenager, she is elected beauty queen, gets good grades, and-despite her many enviable ...
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Overview

The New York Times bestselling author of The Last Girls presents one of her most compelling novels, acclaimed by Anne Tyler, Annie Dillard, and more...

Everywhere about her, from the traffic on Highway 460 to the river that's gone black with coal dust, Crystal Spangler sees a current flowing from the mountain town of Black Rock into the wider world. As a teenager, she is elected beauty queen, gets good grades, and-despite her many enviable qualities-manages also to be well-loved. Everyone knows that she is destined to leave town and do great things.

And she does.

But no one expects her return; drawn back home by some sort of memory, as if the current that had taken her away had changed its mind...


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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: 9781101560648
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 394,730
  • File size: 323 KB

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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