In 1960, Elizabeth Spencer became a southern literary icon with the release of her novella, "The Light in the Piazza." The film version of the book starred Olivia de Havilland.
More than fifty years after her acclaimed Italian love story, Spencer is still writing. Her newest collection of short stories is "Starting Over" (Liveright, 2013).
All of the narratives in the book stem from her two southern homes: Mississippi and North Carolina.