Mary Lewis Deans Foote
Mary Lewis travelled the world from Hawaii to Bangkok, writing delightful and insightful stories of life as she saw it. Many of these stories were sent home to Nashville, North Carolina and appeared in The Nashville Graphic under the title "It's a Long Way from Tobacco Road."
Mary Lewis grew up on a tobacco farm in Nash County, North Carolina, and it was there that she found the inspiration for Like the Moon. Originally published in 1989 by Flatrock Press, it became a cult classic, appealing to anyone with a fondness for the Deep South, its dialect and its folksy good-natured humor.
In the years since the original publication of the book, Mary Lewis fell in love with and married John Foote. Honoring their happiness, the new edition will be published under the name Mary Lewis Deans Foote.
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Like the Moon
by Mary Lewis Deans Foote
In this charming novel, Mary Lewis Deans Foote captures, the style, rhythm and heart of a small, rural community in the South. From the first sentence to the last, Ms. Dean draws the reader in with colorful dialect and lovable, eccentric characters. In vibrant hues, Like the Moon, weaves the fabric of a community through it's oral storytelling traditions.
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