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The Long River Home: A Novel by Larry Smith
The Long River Home: A Novel
$22.00
Hardcover
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Hardcover
  • Aug.18.2009
  • 9781933964300
  • Bottom Dog Press
$16.00
Paperback
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Aug.18.2009
  • 9781933964317
  • Bottom Dog Press

Larry gives an overview of the book:

A family saga set in the green heartlands of Ohio's Appalachia. "In this fine Appalachian novel, Larry Smith chronicles four generations of McCalls, their joys and sorrows, their sins and their nobility....Such regional fiction has always been about people: their connections with one another, their home place, their struggles to survive and to prosper. It's all here, set, in the grand tradition of Wendell Berry and Conrad Richter, against the Ohio landscape: its hills and its rivers, its frontier beginnings and its later industrial development. We care about the place and its people. Finishing the novel, we understand ourselves and our nation with a deeper knowledge."  -Annabel Thomas, author of Stone Man Mountain   
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A family saga set in the green heartlands of Ohio's Appalachia.

"In this fine Appalachian novel, Larry Smith chronicles four generations of McCalls, their joys and sorrows, their sins and their nobility....Such regional fiction has always been about people: their connections with one another, their home place, their struggles to survive and to prosper. It's all here, set, in the grand tradition of Wendell Berry and Conrad Richter, against the Ohio landscape: its hills and its rivers, its frontier beginnings and its later industrial development. We care about the place and its people. Finishing the novel, we understand ourselves and our nation with a deeper knowledge."
 -Annabel Thomas, author of Stone Man Mountain
 
 

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This is a book based on my family's story, but fictionalized and set in the heart of Appalachia.

About Larry

I grew up in the industrial Ohio River Valley along the green Appalachian hills. I taught 3 years on high school English before returning to grad school at Kent State University and was there with my wife and daughter during the Kent State shootings. I then moved on to teach...

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Published Reviews

Jan.08.2010

Smith's reading from Long River Home brought the aforementioned magic to life.

Jan.23.2010

Larry Smith is the author of 12 books, a publisher who has put out more than 100 books, a filmmaker who has worked on documentaries about writers James Wright and Kenneth Patchen and a retired English...