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Lightning Bug (Stay More series) [Kindle Edition]

Donald Harington
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Latha Bourne, the attractive postmistress of Stay More — a small town in the Arkansas Ozarks — didn’t expect to see Every Dill again. More than ten years before, he had raped her, robbed the bank, and vanished - leaving her pregnant. Now Every has the nerve to reappear. An erotic yet wonderfully innocent tale of loss and of finding.

About the Author

Although he was born and raised in Little Rock, Donald Harington spent nearly all of his early summers in the Ozark mountain hamlet of Drakes Creek, his mother's hometown, where his grandparents operated the general store and post office. There, before he lost his hearing to meningitis at the age of twelve, he listened carefully to the vanishing Ozark folk language and the old tales told by storytellers. His academic career was in art and art history because, although determined to become a novelist (he wrote his first one at six), he felt that his ultimate teaching vocation should not interfere with his writing. He has taught art history at a variety of colleges in New York, New England, South Dakota and finally at his alma mater, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, where he has been lecturing for fifteen years in the same room where he first took courses in art history. He lives in Fayetteville with his wife Kim. His first novel, THE CHERRY PIT, about Little Rock, was published by Random House in 1965, and since then he has published twelve other novels, most all of them set in the Ozark hamlet of his creation, Stay More, based loosely upon Drakes Creek. These include LIGHTNING BUG, SOME OTHER PLACE. THE RIGHT PLACE., THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE ARKANSAS OZARKS, THE CHOIRING OF THE TREES, and, most recently, THIRTEEN ALBATROSSES. He has also written books about artists. He won the Porter Prize in 1987, the Heasley Prize at Lyon College in 1998, was inducted into the Arkansas Writers' Hall of Fame in 1999 and that same year won the Arkansas Fiction Award of Arkansas Library Association. John Guilds in his anthology, ARKANSAS, ARKANSAS, wrote, "if Miller Williams ranks as the greatest poet born, bred, nurtured, and still living in Arkansas, Donald Harington is by the same standards Arkansas's greatest novelist." The Winter 2002 SOUTHERN QUARTERLY is a "Donald Harington Special Issue" with tributes from fellow novelists, scholarly essays, interviews, and a selection of his forty-year correspondence with William Styron.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 479 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1612181066
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (Aug. 4 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AYQWIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harington's greatest Jan. 23 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Since reading this book years ago in college, I have bought dozens of copies to give to friends, and teach it now myself . It is a wonderful, fun and easy to read story that also plays intricately with the standards of literature, storytelling and relationships.
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not a bad read but you are not sure at first what is real or the characters fantasy
you are not sure who narator is @first
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful quirky southern tale June 11 2008
By Martha Atlanta - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Donald Harington, a protege of William Styron, introduces us to the whacky and wonderful Stay More, Ark. Harington is a masterful storyteller who is just started with this funny, poignant, sometimes bawdy tale of the crazy cast of misfits that live in Stay More. This is not for those who prefer a straight linear story, for Harington is both narrator and character in this story as well.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Harington's greatest Jan. 23 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Since reading this book years ago in college, I have bought dozens of copies to give to friends, and teach it now myself . It is a wonderful, fun and easy to read story that also plays intricately with the standards of literature, storytelling and relationships.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WRIRRRAANG Dec 17 2007
By audreydog - Published on Amazon.com
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It began with that sound.

I traveled to Stay More on this book for the first time in 1999. It was a wonderful visit and provided the road map for many more visits over the next year or so. Each visit was very different, but all were enjoyable and I always looked forward to going back.

I am currently riding this book back to Stay More for another visit, and this trip is even more enjoyable than the first. I'm having fun here. It looks exactly as I remember it.

This book will be endearing to any and all who will read it. I will encourage you to pick it up and take the trip. You will not regret it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Author Feb. 8 2010
By A. Lyons - Published on Amazon.com
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I've since bought all of his books because he's a good read. I then donated them to my local nursing home.
His mixture of fantasy and fact was most interesting and I enjoyed that he lets even the animals in his books tell their side of the story. Unusual author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book- under appreciated author June 26 2013
By Nurse Susan - Published on Amazon.com
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This book - is brilliant. A small town as soon through the eyes of a child. Yet a child exposed to 'real' life - with the complexity of adult unhappiness, unfulfilled desires, sex - bad and good. If Nabakov wrote "To Kill A Mockingbird" or if Kurt Vonnegut wrote a Faulkner story - this is what it would be like. The story itself is good - but wait - there's more! The unsaid is thought provoking, sometimes sweet, sometimes bittersweet, sometimes sad. There is a lot of depth here. This is one you will want to read again almost immediately so you can 'steep' in it - because the first time you read it you were reading fast because you wanted to find out what was going to happen. Again - the story is good - but the writing is prose - like Hesse - in fact there are things about it that reminds me of Steppenwolf.
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