Lee Smith's On Agate Hill
Lee Smith, our neighbor here in Hillsborough, has recently published a
new novel called On Agate Hill. Some of the characters in this
novel are based on real historical figures who lived and worked here
at the Burwell School. If you would like to purchase a copy of the novel,
please contact us. Proceeds from books purchased
through the Burwell School Historic Site help to support the historic site's mission.
To learn about the history of the Burwell School, click here!
For more information about the novel,
visit Lee Smith's homepage.
Also on Lee's website you can read about
how history influences her writing.
Please visit WUNC's The State of Things program archives
to hear Lee Smith
discuss her book. In this interview she discusses briefly the
connection between her novel and the Burwell School.