All Over But the Shoutin

All Over But the Shoutin


  • Release: 2008-06-26
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 329 page
  • ISBN: 1435211839
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A correspondent for "The New York Times" recounts growing up in the Alabama hills, the son of a violent veteran and a mother who tried to insulate her children from poverty and ignorance

All Over but the Shoutin

All Over but the Shoutin


  • Release: 2010-08-18
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9780307762917
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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year This haunting, harrowing, gloriously moving recollection of a life on the American margin is the story of Rick Bragg, who grew up dirt-poor in northeastern Alabama, seemingly destined for either the cotton mills or the penitentiary, and instead became a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times. It is the story of Bragg's father, a hard-drinking man with a murderous temper and the habit of running out on the people who needed him most. But at the center of this soaring memoir is Bragg's mother, who went eighteen years without a new dress so that her sons could have school clothes and picked other people's cotton so that her children wouldn't have to live on welfare alone. Evoking these lives--and the country that shaped and nourished them--with artistry, honesty, and compassion, Rick Bragg brings home the love and suffering that lie at the heart of every family. The result is unforgettable.

Ava s Man

Ava s Man


  • Release: 2010-01-20
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 0375413510
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With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin’ a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he’s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint on the people who loved him. Drawing on their memories, Bragg reconstructs the life of an unlettered roofer who kept food on his family’s table through the worst of the Great Depression; a moonshiner who drank exactly one pint for every gallon he sold; an unregenerate brawler, who could sit for hours with a baby in the crook of his arm. In telling Charlie’s story, Bragg conjures up the backwoods hamlets of Georgia and Alabama in the years when the roads were still dirt and real men never cussed in front of ladies. A masterly family chronicle and a human portrait so vivid you can smell the cornbread and whiskey, Ava’s Man is unforgettable. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Best Cook in the World

The Best Cook in the World


  • Release: 2019-04-02
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 560 page
  • ISBN: 9781400032693
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A New York Times bestseller Part cookbook, part memoir, The Best Cook in the World is Pulitzer Prize-winner Rick Bragg's loving tribute to the South, his family and, especially, to his extraordinary mother. Here are irresistible stories and recipes from across generations. They come, skillet by skillet, from Bragg's ancestors, from feasts and near famine, from funerals and celebrations, and from a thousand tales of family lore as rich and as sumptuous as the dishes they inspired. Deeply personal and unfailingly mouthwatering, The Best Cook in the World is a book to be savored.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers


  • Release: 2005-10
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 123 page
  • ISBN: 0761476016
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Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Somebody Told Me

Somebody Told Me


  • Release: 2001
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 277 page
  • ISBN: 9780375725524
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Presents a collection of articles that focus on such topics as the victims of natural disasters, prison inmates, economic inequality, the elderly, race, Louisiana bayou culture, and schools.