At age 76, Susan Faludi's father underwent sex reassignment surgery. When Stephen became Stefanie, the feminist writer sets out on a journey to better understand her father -- an exploration that becomes an inquiry into the meaning of identity.
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.
- Lee Smith Author
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