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Lightning Bug (Stay More series) by [Harington, Donald]
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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 717 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (Aug. 4 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005AYQWIK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #178,842 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on Jan. 23 2002
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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 Brilliant book- under appreciated author June 26 2013
By 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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Donald Harington, author of Ligntning Bug, Some Other Place. The Right Place, and The Architecture of the Ozarks Nov. 12 2012
By Priscilla J. Raykoske - Published on Amazon.com
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Thank you, Amazon, for introducing me to this fine author ! I love his style. He puts one in this place and time that is the backbone of his stories ( and his Histories.) I was mesmerized by his introducing to me of these people and their locale. I am giving all three copies of these books to my local library.....as they have NOTHING in their card catalog by this very interestting and informative author. I realize that this is fiction, but can imagine that it's pretty close to my idea of how "things really could have been. ".
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best best regional depictions I have ever read Jan. 22 2017
By Mary P. Bounds - Published on Amazon.com
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One of the best best regional depictions I have ever read. Right up there with "To Kill A Mockingbird" in its portrayal of a time and place.
5.0 out of 5 stars If you read one you will want to read the whole Stay More series. March 10 2015
By Retired and loving it! :-D - Published on Amazon.com
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Love Donald's books. I he writes just like his characters live. He makes you feel you are right there with these people, and you can't wait for the rest of the story, just to see what they get up to next. So stay more.
5.0 out of 5 stars The euphemistic language of Stay More reads like a song Aug. 29 2016
By Wednesday's Child - Published on Amazon.com
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A gem. The euphemistic language of Stay More reads like a song. Love is in the air. Fun!

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