This national best seller is a breakthrough book for Lee Smith, an author who fills her marvelous novels with humor, pathos, and powerful wisdom.The Last Girls are a group of coeds, inspired by Huck Finn, who traveled the Mississippi on a raft in 1965. Now four of them have reunited on a luxurious steamboat to cruise the river again. As they look back over the past 30 years, each one contemplates their shared past in light of their present lives.More
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Not the best presentation
- Melissa Edmondson
Engaging Premise Goes Nowhere
Not from Lee Smith; the writing was adequate at best. The concept promised more than it delivered.
The End of the Affair
The account of Catherine's mother.
Not many. The characters were only partially drawn. With the exception of Catherine's overarching regret, I never did get any sense of the characters' motivations.