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Lee Smith’s first published work was a novel, The Last Day the Dogbushes Bloomed. It was followed by the novels Something in the Wind and Fancy Strut (1973). After a seven-year hiatus, Smith brought out what has been called the first work of her second career, Black Mountain Breakdown (1980), which was followed by additional novels, including Saving Grace (1995) and The Christmas Letters (1996).