Saving Grace Author:Lee Smith "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 Crreek 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 t... more »he aptly named Creeekside 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"« less
This is another good story of a young girl raised by a self proclaimed minister; snake handler and country healer who does not follow his own preaching. Set in Appalachia among Christian fundamentalists-it keeps one reading and learning what this life could have been. Good story, good novel with lots os historical facts.