Katy Simpson Smith


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Katy Simpson Smith attended Mount Holyoke College and received a PhD in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. She has been working as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University and is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835. Her debut novel, The Story of Land and Sea, was published by Harper in August 2014. She lives in New Orleans.

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The Story of Land and Sea

2.96 avg rating — 2,127 ratings — published 2014 — 21 editions
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Free Men

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The Everlasting

3.43 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2020
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We Have Raised All of You: ...

4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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''Authors of their being''

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“Children, even the most shy and tongue-tied, spill all their vibrancy out into the world. There are no reserves, no deep wells where emotion sinks and is buried.”
Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

“In the night he dozes and wakes, and wonders what leaving means.”
Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

“She has begun to understand that her life is small, and she cannot accept smallness.”
Katy Simpson Smith, The Story of Land and Sea

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