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On Agate Hill

A Novel

by Lee Smith

  • 42 Want to read
  • 20 Currently reading

Published by A Shannon Ravenel Book .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical - General,
  • Literary,
  • FICTION / Literary,
  • Fiction / Historical,
  • American Historical Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages384
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8664292M
    ISBN 101565125770
    ISBN 109781565125773
    OCLC/WorldCa154658803

      A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones. It's through these treasured mementos that we meet Molly Petree. Raised in those ruins and orphaned by the Civil War, Molly is a refugee who. Description. A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones.

    Get this from a library! On Agate Hill: a novel. [Lee Smith] -- Discovered in the ruins of a North Carolina plantation, an old box of mementos brings to life the world of young Molly Petree, an orphan growing up in the smoldering remains of the post-Civil War. On Agate Hill is the story of Molly Petree, an orphan girl growing up in the Reconstruction South. The book is made up of a lot of journal entries and letters, and it begins with a young Molly telling her own story, the story of her as a "ghost girl" growing up on her uncle's plantation, Agate Hill/5(31).

      A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones. It's through these treasured mementos that we meet Molly Petree, a refugee who has no interest in self-pity. Get this from a library! On Agate Hill: a novel. [Lee Smith] -- Molly Petree, orphaned by the Civil War, is by her own definition "a spitfire and a burden. I do not care. My family is a dead family, and this is not my home, for I am a refugee girl." Raised in the.


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Smith’s 10th novel, On Agate Hill, is thoroughly engaging. Molly is taken in by her uncle who, on the verge of death, marries his scheming, gold digging housekeeper.

Selena all but kicks Molly out. Fortunately, a friend of Molly’s father becomes her benefactor and sends her 4/5(). On Agate Hill, by Lee Smith is a historical piece that follows the life of the orphaned Molly Petree. The reader first meets Molly in at the age of She is living in her uncles house and has just begun to keep a journal, which is one of the forms that is used to tell her story/5.

The story of Molly Petree is brought to life through Molly’s journal, letters, newspaper clippings, and court records On Agate Hill book in an old home called Agate Hill.

Molly’s tale begins at age thirteen, set in North Carolina during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era and continues into the early twentieth century.4/5(). Molly Petree, the daughter of a slain Confederate soldier, begins a diary on her 13th birthday in Maynear Hillsborough, N.C., at Agate Hill, the plantation of her legal guardian, Uncle Junius Hall.4/5().

"On Agate Hll" is the fictional biography of a woman whose childhood is spent on a devastated plantation immediately following the Civil War and the loss of her family/5(54). Lee Smith's new novel, On Agate Hill, is the story of an orphan and what happens to her in the reconstruction era South.

That is the short plot, but this book is so much more than that. Smith fascinates us with all kinds of details of everyday life in a period many of us know little about.5/5(5).

Smith’s 10th novel, On Agate Hill, is thoroughly engaging. Molly is taken in by her uncle who, on the verge of death, marries his scheming, gold digging housekeeper. Selena all but kicks Molly out. Fortunately, a friend of Molly’s father becomes her benefactor and sends her /5().

On Agate Hill is a story within a story, told from many different perspectives. The novel opens with a letter from Tuscany Miller, a university student from the present day who is looking into her own past and the pasts of those who lived at her father’s (Ava’s) new home.

Spirited orphan Molly Petree’s diary and correspondence describe her childhood at Agate Hill plantation, raised among the large extended family of her Uncle Junius Hall, a well-meaning patriarch too passive to resist tenant farmer’s widow Selena Vogell, who installs herself as housekeeper, marries him and emerges triumphant, as Agate Hill’s occupants disperse—among them adolescent.

In On Agate Hill, author Smith is in full command of her talent for strong stories and evocative characters, and her always fine, shining prose is extra-pearly here Lee Smith has never written a lousy book; she may never have written a lousy sentence.

And so, to declare this novel her best yet. Publisher Description A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones.

It's through these treasured mementos that we meet Molly Petree/5(24). Molly Petree, orphaned by the Civil War, is by her own definition "a spitfire and a burden. I do not care. My family is a dead family, and this is not my home, for I am a refugee girl." Raised in the ruins of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina, she's a refugee who has no interest in self-pity.

To document her headstrong life, she collects its artifacts—her lifelong 4/5(19). Molly Petree, the daughter of a slain Confederate soldier, begins a diary on her 13th birthday in Maynear Hillsborough, N.C., at Agate Hill, the plantation of her legal guardian, Uncle.

On Agate Hill by Lee Smith available in Hardcover onalso read synopsis and reviews. Raised in the ruin of the post-Civil War American South, 5/5(2).

“On Agate Hill is a great example of how a tale with traditional Appalachian tones can also work as a modern, psychological, shifting, organic novel. Lee Smith’s creation is an inventive original that classes it with Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible.”4/5(32).

by Lee Smith A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones. On Agate Hill is a delicious book, one you can lose yourself in.

Lee Smith's indomitable heroine Molly Petree is a Civil War orphan. We follow her adventures through diary entries and /5(). A dusty box discovered in the wreckage of a once prosperous plantation on Agate Hill in North Carolina contains the remnants of an extraordinary life: diaries, letters, poems, songs, newspaper clippings, court records, marbles, rocks, dolls, and bones.

It's through these. Spanning half a century, On Agate Hill follows Molly's passionate, picaresque journey through love, betrayal, motherhood, a murder trial--and back home to Agate Hill under circumstances she never could have hers Weekly,Following her Southern Book Critics Circle award-winning novel, The Last Girls, Smith's 10th novel 4/5(18).

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