Book Review of The Last Girls

The Last Girls
The Last Girls
Author: Lee Smith
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a semi-autobiographical novel with many similarities to the author's own past. Four women take a paddlewheel cruise down the Mississippi to scatter the ashes of one of their former classmates. The cruise repeats in part a raft trip taken thirty years ago by these women plus several others. The story goes between now (1990's) & back then. The characters are fully drawn, and the story shows the 60's lifestyle. There is a surprising amount of humor in some scenes. Some readers may enjoy looking back at 1966 & compare their lives with these women.