Thursday, March 25, 2010
Lee Smith has been writing fiction since she was a child, and her long career has drawn comparisons to Eudora Welty. In her new collection of short stories, Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger, Smith offers new works and favorites from older collections. She writes about religion, family and class in equal measure, creating characters who are searching for something beyond themselves. Then, entertainment critic David Kipen tells Bob what’s new in theaters.