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Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers

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A collection of diverse voices and experiences, all springing from a shared legacy: memories of the american South, of being “downhome.” Mee introduces each group of stories and then lets the authors reveal aspects of the South from their own female point of view. Introduction by the Author.

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Susie Mee is the author of a novel, The Girl Who Loved Elvis, and an anthology of southern women writers, Downhome, with Harcourt Brace. Her stories have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly, Confrontation, and Redbook. She teaches fiction writing in the DART program at New York University.

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