All Over But The Shoutin

Book Title : All Over but the Shoutin
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-08-18
Pages : 352
ISBN : 0307762912
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

All Over but the Shoutin Summary : 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 by Rick Bragg

Book Title : Ava s Man
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-01-20
Pages : 272
ISBN : 0375413510
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Ava s Man Summary : 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.

Book Title : The Best Cook in the World
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2019-04-02
Pages : 560
ISBN : 9781400032693
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Best Cook in the World Summary : 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.

Book Title : The Most They Ever Had
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : University of Alabama Press
Release Date : 2011-04
Pages : 166
ISBN : 9780817356835
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Most They Ever Had Summary : A Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of The Prince of Frogtown evokes the hardscrabble lives of those who lived and died by a single surviving American cotton mill by offering the searing true stories of those who worked in the Jacksonville, Alabama establishment. Reprint.

Book Title : The Prince of Frogtown
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2008-05-13
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9780307269324
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Prince of Frogtown Summary : In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin’ and continued with Ava’s Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson. He learns, right from the start, that a man who chases a woman with a child is like a dog who chases a car and wins. He discovers that he is unsuited to fatherhood, unsuited to fathering this boy in particular, a boy who does not know how to throw a punch and doesn’t need to; a boy accustomed to love and affection rather than violence and neglect; in short, a boy wholly unlike the child Rick once was, and who longs for a relationship with Rick that Rick hasn’t the first inkling of how to embark on. With the weight of this new boy tugging at his clothes, Rick sets out to understand his father, his son, and himself. The Prince of Frogtown documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick’s youth, to Jacksonville’s one-hundred-year-old mill, the town’s blight and salvation; and to a troubled, charismatic hustler coming of age in its shadow, Rick’s father, a man bound to bring harm even to those he truly loves. And the book documents the unexpected corollary to it, the marvelous journey of Rick’s later life: a journey into fatherhood, and toward a child for whom he comes to feel a devotion that staggers him. With candor, insight, tremendous humor, and the remarkable gift for descriptive storytelling on which he made his name, Rick Bragg delivers a brilliant and moving rumination on the lives of boys and men, a poignant reflection on what it means to be a father and a son. From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒Somebody Told Me by Rick Bragg

Book Title : Somebody Told Me
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2001
Pages : 277
ISBN : 9780375725524
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Somebody Told Me Summary : 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.

📒My Southern Journey by Rick Bragg

Book Title : My Southern Journey
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Liberty Street
Release Date : 2015-09-15
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9780848747152
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

My Southern Journey Summary : From celebrated New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Rick Bragg, comes a poignant and wryly funny collection of essays on life in the south. Keenly observed and written with his insightful and deadpan sense of humor, he explores enduring Southern truths about home, place, spirit, table, and the regions' varied geographies, including his native Alabama, Cajun country, and the Gulf Coast. Everything is explored, from regional obsessions from college football and fishing, to mayonnaise and spoonbread, to the simple beauty of a fish on the hook. Collected from over a decade of his writing, with many never-before-published essays written specifically for this edition, My Southern Journey is an entertaining and engaging read, especially for Southerners (or feel Southern at heart) and anyone who appreciates great writing.

📒The Up Down by Barry Gifford

Book Title : The Up Down
Author : Barry Gifford
Publisher : Seven Stories Press
Release Date : 2015-01-13
Pages : 224
ISBN : 9781609805784
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Up Down Summary : A novel of violence, of love, and introspection, The Up-Down follows a man who leaves home and all that’s familiar, finds true love, loses it, and finds it again. Pace’s voyage is outward, among strangers, and inward into the fifth direction that is the up-down, in a sweeping, voracious human tale that takes no prisoners, witnesses extreme brutalities and expresses a childlike amazement. Here the route goes from New Orleans, to Chicago to Wyoming to Bay St. Clement, North Carolina, but the geography he is charting is always first and foremost unchartable.

📒I Am A Soldier Too by Rick Bragg

Book Title : I Am a Soldier Too
Author : Rick Bragg
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 207
ISBN : 9781400077472
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

I Am a Soldier Too Summary : Private First Class Jessica Lynch tells of her life in Palestine, West Virginia and recounts the details of her capture, imprisonment, and dramatic rescue during the Iraq War.

📒All Souls by Michael Patrick MacDonald

Book Title : All Souls
Author : Michael Patrick MacDonald
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release Date : 2010-07-28
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780807071984
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

All Souls Summary : A breakaway bestseller since its first printing, All Souls takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted, accordion-playing single mother who endures the deaths of four of her eleven children. Nearly suffocated by his grief and his community's code of silence, MacDonald tells his family story here with gritty but moving honesty.