First Year Experience / Summer Reading Program

Meredith College has selected Lee Smith’s memoir Dimestore as its 2016 Summer Reading Program book.

This collection of autobiographical essays invites readers to contemplate family, friendship, resilience, identity, a sense of place, education, creativity, and memory. 

Meredith’s Summer Reading Program committee called Dimestore “an ideal reading to connect people across generations and to inspire reflection through the phases of one’s life.” 

Smith, who lives in Hillsborough, N.C., is the author of 17 works of fiction, including Fair and Tender LadiesOn Agate HillThe Last Girls, and her most recent novel, Guests on Earth. She has received numerous awards, including the North Carolina Award for Literature.

On October 12, Meredith College will welcome Smith to campus for a day of conversations and an evening lecture.

The Summer Reading Program enhances the academic climate on campus by engaging incoming first-year students in a shared intellectual endeavor with the entire campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.

Contact Information:

Office of the, Dean of Students
2nd Floor, Park Center (919) 760-8050

Chrissie Bumgardner
Co-Director, First Year Experience
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Angela Smedley
Co-Director, First Year Experience
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