--The Washington Post Book World
"A compelling journey into all matters southern and spiritual . . . . Set in North Carolina and Tennessee, we follow young Grace Shepherd from a cabin in the bucolic poverty of Scrabble Creek to independence as a single woman. Stops along the way include seduction by a half-brother, a failed marriage, motherhood, the loss of her son, residence in the aptly-named Creekside apartments in Knoxville and a job waitressing. . . . While Grace's path may be a journey many of us would not choose to undertake, we have to raise a small fist of jubilance to Grace for having survived."
--The Boston Sunday Globe
"Ms. Smith possesses a fine talent for creating narrative voices, whether the ungrammatical eloquence of a hill-country healer or the educated affectations of a Richmond gentleman."
--The New York Times Book Review
"Lee Smith patiently woos us into double vision. . . . As her fans know, [she] has one of the truest ears for the speech in her part of the world."
--Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Praise for SAVING GRACE:
"Evocative...Lyric, poetic and subtly cosmic...her best yet." San Francisco Chronicle
"Lucid in execution, breathtaking in scope and hear-rending in effecta redemptive work of art." The Washington Post Book World
"A Compelling journey into all matters southern and spiritual." The Boston Sunday Globe
"Smith is peerless at evoking an entire world with a detail or two...The comedy is rich, and the sense of place is intense." Detroit Free Press