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About the Book

The Last Girls: A Novel

"RICH AND DELICIOUS . . . THE STORY OF FOUR WOMEN . . .Years ago, they were girls, not women–the last generation of American females to be called 'girls'–who traveled down the Mississippi River . . . on a makeshift raft while they were on summer vacation . . . There were twelve of them on that trip; now there are these four, brought together by tragedy. One of their classmates . . . has died in an automobile wreck (was it really an accident?), and her husband has asked the old friends to re-create the river journey and scatter her ashes at the mouth of the Mississippi. . . . It's a reunion of classmates with all of the in-between revealed in intimate detail, as only a skilled and classy storyteller can do it."


The Boston Globe

The Last Girls: A Novel
by Lee Smith

  • Publication Date: September 30, 2003
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN-10: 0345464958
  • ISBN-13: 9780345464958