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Praise for Heart of Palm:

“Intelligence, heart, wit . . . Laura Lee Smith has all the tools, and Heart of Palm is a very impressive first novel.”―Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls

“Incandescent.”― O, the Oprah Magazine

“[A] fine, funny first novel . . . A heaping dose of Southern soul with a whole lot of chutzpah thrown in.”―Atlanta Journal Constitution

“A knockout . . . It reminded me often of the novels of Richard Russo . . . Smith . . . creates a vivid sense of place . . . A fine, bittersweet taste of the Sunshine State.”―Tampa Bay Times

“I could feel the heat, the glare off the Intracoastal. Like a sandspur, Heart of Palm sticks with you, drawing blood.”―Rita Mae Brown, author of Southern Discomfort and Rubyfruit Jungle

“A spirited Southern family saga . . . Fans of Fannie Flagg will enjoy this novel.”―Cleveland Plain Dealer

Heart of Palm . . . will leave you crying, laughing, and longing for a bygone era.”―Florida Travel + Life

“A big, engrossing and very Southern look at a family in turmoil, Heart of Palm is made to be read on a veranda during the steamy summer months.”―Arizona Republic

“Smith’s debut novel exudes authenticity . . . She turns a phrase with wit . . . Writ[ten] with agility and empathy.”―Publishers Weekly

“Smith is a brilliant writer, and Heart of Palm brims with lush vitality, loss, and desire.”―Julianna Baggott, author of Pure and The Prince of Fenway Park

About the Author

Laura Lee Smith is the author of the novel Heart of Palm. Her short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories; New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best; New England Review; and other journals. She lives in Florida.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1804 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (5 Dec. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B074N85B9B
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #635,249 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Richard Hadden
3.0 out of 5 starsFinished strong, but muddy in the middle
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