Lee Smith: "Sitting on the Courthouse Bench" (Tryon)
Author Lee Smith grew up in a tiny town named Grundy, located in the mountains of western Virginia. After several devastating floods, Grundy's future is very uncertain. Lee Smith joins Diane to tell about the oral history project she's undertaken to help preserve her hometown, at least in memory. Ms. Smith recommends My History, a National Endowment for the Humanities Web site for more information on preserving and collecting family stories. Her book can be purchased through Tryon Press by calling 1-800-360-1980 or from the Regulator Bookshop in Durham, NC, 919-286-2700, www.regulatorbookshop.com.