Wiley Cash, "The Last Ballad," in conversation with Lee Smith


The Regulator welcomes Wiley Cash in conversation with Lee Smith for a reading and signing of Cash's new book, The Last Ballad.

The New York Times bestselling author of the celebrated A Land More Kind Than Home and This Dark Road to Mercy returns with this eagerly awaited new novel, set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. The chronicle of an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill, The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice.

Lyrical, heartbreaking, and haunting, this eloquent novel confirms Wiley Cash’s place among our nation’s finest writers.

Wiley Cash is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of A Land More Kind Than Home. A native of North Carolina, he has held residency positions at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony and teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University. He and his wife live in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Lee Smith began writing stories at the age of nine and selling them for a nickel apiece. Since then, she has written seventeen works of fiction, including Fair and Tender Ladies, Oral History, Guests on Earth, and most recently, the memoir, Dimestore: A Writer's Life. Smith lives in Hillsborough with her husband, the writer Hal Crowther.

Call us at (919) 286-2700 to special order your copy of The Last Ballad today! (The book will be released on Oct. 3)


Event date: 
10/20/2017 - 7:00pm
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ISBN: 9780062313119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow & Company - October 3rd, 2017