Lee Smith

Highland Hospital

Photo courtesy of North Carolina Collection, Pack Memorial Public Library, Asheville, N.C.

My name is Evalina Toussaint, a romantic name, is it not? A courtesan’s name—which, under the circumstances, was fitting, though not—never!—for me, myself, a slight ratty sort of child with flyaway hair and pale eyes that made everyone uncomfortable. Read more


This year, the muses of literature by North Carolina authors served up a feast of nectar and ambrosia, which—were I not speaking metaphorically—would make for some sticky reading. Read more