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eBook The Last Girls (Highbridge Distribution) ePub
Author: Lee Smith
Language: English
ISBN: 1565117018
ISBN13: 978-1565117013
Publisher: Highbridge Audio; Unabridged edition (October 14, 2002)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 196
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ePub file: 1449 kb
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Similar books to The Last Girls (Smith, Lee). In the brisk and readable The Last Girls, acclaimed Southern writer Lee Smith reunites four college suitemates on a boat tour of the mighty Mississippi.

Similar books to The Last Girls (Smith, Lee). Thirty-five years before, inspired by reading Twain's Huckleberry Finn in class (a detail not nearly revisited enough), the women floated down the same river on a manmade raft; now they are gathered at the request of their recently deceased ringleader's husband.

The Last Girls (Highbridge Distribution). Published October 14th 2002 by Highbridge Audio. Published March 23rd 2007 by HighBridge Company.

A shannon ravenel book. Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. This book is for my beloved husband, Hal-. pilot, shipmate, and running buddy on the. continuing journey. At the junction of the Ohio the Mississippi’s depth is eighty-seven feet; the depth increases gradually, reaching one hundred and twenty-nine just above the mouth. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi. Sometimes life is more like a river than a book. It’s Girls A-Go-Go Down the Mississippi. Mile 736. Memphis, Tennessee.

The Last Girls centers around four middle-aged Southern women who, as students at an idyllic Blue Ridge women's college thirty years before, were inspired by Huckleberry Finn to take their own raft trip down the Mississippi River. Now a tragedy brings them back together for a repeat voyage under very different a luxurious cruise steamboat

The new york times bestseller.

The new york times bestseller. LEE SMITH Author of News of the Spirit. THE LAST GIRLS A Novel.

Narrated by Lee Smith.

Lee Smith (born November 1, 1944) is an American fiction author who typically incorporates much of her background from the Southeastern United States in her works. She has received writing awards, such as the O. Henry Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for Fiction, the North Carolina Award for Literature, and, in April 2013, was the first recipient of Mercer University's Sidney Lanier Prize for Southern Literature.

Courtney practically has to drag her down the long alley of arching live oaks, almost like a tunnel, back up the levee and onto the Belle for lunch.

Courtney practically has to drag her down the long alley of arching live oaks, almost like a tunnel, back up the levee and onto the Belle for lunch riet says as they enter the dining room. Courtney seats herself and wipes her face with her napkin. She doesn’t care if all her makeup comes off or not, she’s too hot to care. Plus there is certainly nobody on this boat she wants to impress, that’s for sure. You need to eat something, preferably something with some salt in i. .

Listen to Last Girls audiobook by Lee Smith. Publisher: HighBridge Company. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Bestsellers and latest releases. Duration: 12 hours 42 minutes. Summary: The Last Girls centers around four middle-aged Southern women who, as students at an idyllic Blue Ridge women's college thirty years before, were inspired by Huckleberry Finn to take their own raft trip down the Mississippi River. Now a tragedy brings them back together for a repeat voyage under very different a luxurious cruise steamboat.

Lee Smith does not short change us with this new novel. Lee Smith's The Last Girls is everything I ever want in a book, but so rarely find. Her characters are women we all know and depending on your age, have probably grown up with. Her talent at weaving tragedy with humor is on full display with The Last Girls. This novel makes those of us in middle age re-think the choices we've made and the opportunities we might have missed  . I've given this book to friends and neighbors and my book club will read it next month. It is pure perfection.

The Last Girls centers around four middle-aged Southern women who, as students at an idyllic Blue Ridge women's college thirty years before, were inspired by Huckleberry Finn to take their own raft trip down the Mississippi River. Now a tragedy brings them back together for a repeat voyage under very different circumstances--aboard a luxurious cruise steamboat. Through this framework, which can be seen as a modern-day rendition of Mary McCarthy's The Group, Smith explores the nature of romance, the relationship between life and fiction, the relevance of the past to the present, and the unexpected course of women's lives.
Ann
I read The Last Girls for book club. I found the story line very nostalgic as 3 ladies (about 50 or 60) meet again after many years to take a cruise down the mighty Mississippi to say goodbye to a 4th lady who had passed. If you liked stories or movies like How to Make an American Quilt you'll enjoy this one. I enjoyed it for the simplicity of it. The fact that these 3 friends could put aside whatever differences & get together to say good bye to a 4th spoke to me. As in nostalgic movies & books it flashes back & forth between present day & the past of these ladies. Doing so in an attempt to share both in detail but I felt it left the reader feeling shorted as well as leaving many questions unanswered. Only 3 girls went on this farewell trip however there were 4 more. These other 4 lives were mentioned briefly during the book when it spoke of the first trip down the Mississippi but then not again until the afterwards. If these characters were so nonessential why mention them at all? It also never says why the 4 ladies fell apart except to say they got busy, which seems like a cop out. There is some reason as to why they fell out with the lady who passed, but not why they fell out with each other. It also leaves you hanging as to if they kept in touch afterwards or what happened in their personal lives after this trip. It was just a snippet in their lives a brief here you go. It wasn't a terrible read I believe the story line was just not thought out enough & while it had similarities to nostalgic movies & books it didn't quite make the cut.
Cheber
This is my first book by Lee Smith and I enjoyed it immensely. It was thoughtful and entertaining and the characters were well formed, interesting and entirely believable. The book goes between the past and present and is told through the eyes of several characters. The movement between characters and time periods was seamless and easy to follow. I had to put the book down many times to deal with day to day life, but could hardly wait to get back every time.

My one regret about the book, the reason I am not giving this five stars is that the ending was extremely abrupt. It felt unfinished. I don't need an ending to be neatly tied with a bow. But this ending was so abrupt that I felt entirely unsettled. Looking back and fourth at the last pages I kept thinking, what did I miss? Then, there was a totally odd wrapping up of lesser characters who were barely mentioned throughout.

I will read another book by the author though because I so enjoyed this one right up to the "end."
Arthunter
I couldn't wait to start this book, because I went to college in the south during the mid-60's and have maintained several precious friendships from that time. I really expected this to be a book that I could enthusiastically recommend to my friends. However, the story doesn't warrant Lee Smith's writing skill. Her characters do not fulfill the expectation one has when the book begins. They are one-dimensional women who do little to inspire the reader. I kept reading, hoping for the best, but in the end was left unsatisfied--having to tolerate several episodes of valueless profanity along the way. It rambles and comes across as disjointed, perhaps an attempt at too many things.
Zeks Horde
This is my daughter-in-law's favorite book. The author, Lee Smith, graduated from Hollins College in Virginia and apparently fashioned her mythical college after Hollins, which is also where my daughter-in-law attended. It's the story of several women who were friends while in school. They rode a raft down the Mississippi during their time at the college, and try to relive that special moment in their lives by taking a trip on a Mississippi steamboat many years later. Unfortunately, it brings back some buried memories for a few of them, bringing sadness to some and an epiphany to at least one.
Blackstalker
The book was an easy rainy day read but a little disappointing. The women's back-stories really didn't connect me with their journey. I was expecting more of a look back at their journey down the Mississippi on a raft when they were girls and more of an insight into how they felt about the reunion to journey again down the river to say goodbye to their raft mate that died. If the author was trying to convey that women are always girls and struggle with finding peace in accepting the turns their lives have taken with regrets that they are not quite what they thought they would be, the characters are a bit to shallow for the reader to invest in their disappointments.
Kiaile
I hardly ever read a book twice, but when I do it is by Lee Smith. Among the splendidly written characters in this book Harriet is my favorite. For some reason the heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers came to mind regarding Harriett as I finished the book. Marshall L Dell
Ballagar
This is a very profound book. The author weaves the story around women, their choices, hopes and dreams. It gets into the heart of the "60s, from a Southern prospective. The characters are well developed and realistic. Very well written!
Lee Smith always pulls me into her story. Like I'm a character who has no lines but remains an important part of each scene.
Fabulous!
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