Last Girls, The

Author: Lee Smith

“RICH AND DELICIOUS……THE STORY OF FOUR WOMAN….Years ago, they were girls, not woman----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 a 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