Book: Where I Come from


From his love of Tupperware ('My Affair with Tupperware') to the decline of country music, from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pick-up truck, the best way to kill fire ants, the unbridled excess of Fat Tuesday, and why ...

  • Author : Rick Bragg
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 31 July 2021
  • Category: HISTORY
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780593317785

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Where I Come from Book Summary :

"A collection of wide-ranging and endearingly personal columns by the celebrated author, newspaper columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg, culled from his best-loved pieces in Southern Living and Garden & Gun. From his love of Tupperware ('My Affair with Tupperware') to the decline of country music, from the legacy of Harper Lee to the metamorphosis of the pick-up truck, the best way to kill fire ants, the unbridled excess of Fat Tuesday, and why any self-respecting Southern man worth his salt should carry a good knife ... [this] is an ode to the stories and the history of the deep south, written with tenderness, wit, and deep affection"--

Book: The Best Cook in the World


Here are irresistible stories and recipes from across generations.

  • Author : Rick Bragg
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 02 April 2019
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 13 : 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.

Book: Deep South


Publishers Weekly, starred review As thoughtful as it is evocative, the book offers insight into a significant region and its people and customs. An epically compelling travel memoir. Kirkus Reviews, starred review "

  • Author : Paul Theroux
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 29 September 2015
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 13 : 9780544323520

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Deep South Book Summary :

One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America -- the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road "the plantation." He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families -- the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose "great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself -- and thus, to challenge us" (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike.

Book: Tongues of Flame


Stories of the Deep South from a woman's point of view, depicting the changing relationships between black and white people, the impact of the civil rights movement, and the emergence of the New South.

  • Author : Mary Ward Brown
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 30 August 1993
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 13 : 9780817307226

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These beautifully crafted stories depict the changing relationships between black and white southerners, the impact of the civil rights movement, and the emergence of the New South. Mary Ward Brown is a storyteller in the tradition of such powerful 20th-century writers as William Faulkner, Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty-writers who have explored and dramatized the tension between the inherited social structure of the South and its contemporary dissolution. With Tongues of Flame, her first collection of short stories, Brown bares the awkward, sometimes hopeful, and often tragic suffering of people caught in changing times within a timeless setting. Here we meet such memorable characters as a dying black woman who seeks the advice of a now-alcoholic white doctor whom she knew in better years; a young woman, jilted at the altar, driven crazy by an illuminated cross erected by the church opposite her house; and a 95-year-old woman buying a tombstone for her long-deceased husband only to discover that he had been adulterous throughout their marriage. Brown constructs her characters in a disarmingly plain style while breathing life into them with compassion and honesty as they confront the large moments of their lives. First published by E. P. Dutton in 1986 to immediate critical acclaim, Tongues of Flame won the 1987 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award. The judges commended Brown for "seeing life whole, without prejudice, without sentimentality, without histrionics. Her voice may be quiet-sometimes she speaks in a whisper-but her words are, nevertheless, always forceful, clear, and ultimately lasting." With this new publication of Tongues of Flame and its inclusion in the University of Alabama Press's Deep South Books series, a whole new generation of readers may once more discover Mary Ward Brown's profound stories of pain, loss, and hope.

Book: It Wasn t All Dancing


"All but one of the stories are set in Alabama.

  • Author : Mary Ward Brown
  • Publisher : University Alabama Press
  • Release : 31 July 2021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN 13 : UOM:39015054152445

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It Wasn t All Dancing Book Summary :

"All but one of the stories are set in Alabama. They deal with dramatic turning points in the lives of people who happen to be southerners, many juxtaposed between Old South sensibility and manners and New South modernity and expectations. Among these characters is a new widow uncomforted by well-meaning, proselytizing Christians; a middle-aged waitress in love with the town "catch"; a bedridden belle dependent upon her black nurse; a "special" young man in a newspaper shop; a young faculty wife who attempts generosity with a lower-class neighbor; and a lawyer caught in the dilemma of race issues."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Book: The Most They Ever Had


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 ...

  • Author : Rick Bragg
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release : 01 April 2011
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN 13 : 9780817356835

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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: Crossing Blood


While the battle over integration rages all around them, Lucy Conyers of Tallahassee befriends the family of her maid, who lives on the other side of the tracks in that racially divided city. Reprint.

  • Author : Nanci Kincaid
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 01 July 1999
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN 13 : 0817310096

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While the battle over integration rages all around them, Lucy Conyers of Tallahassee befriends the family of her maid, who lives on the other side of the tracks in that racially divided city. Reprint.

Book: Natalie Portman s Fables


Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist Natalie Portman retells three classic fables and imbues them with wit and wisdom in this New York Times bestselling book.

  • Author : Natalie Portman
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Release : 20 October 2020
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 13 : 9781250804624

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Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist Natalie Portman retells three classic fables and imbues them with wit and wisdom. From realizing that there is no “right” way to live to respecting our planet and learning what really makes someone a winner, the messages at the heart of Natalie Portman’s Fables are modern takes on timeless life lessons. Told with a playful, kid-friendly voice and perfectly paired with Janna Mattia’s charming artwork, Portman’s insightful retellings of The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, and Country Mouse and City Mouse are ideal for reading aloud and are sure to become beloved additions to family libraries. An instant New York Times bestseller!

Book: All Over but the Shoutin


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 ...

  • Author : Rick Bragg
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 August 2010
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 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.

Book: The Deepest South of All


Interwoven through these stories is the more somber and largely forgotten account of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a West African prince who was enslaved in Natchez and became a cause célèbre in the 1820s, eventually gaining his freedom and ...

  • Author : Richard Grant
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 01 September 2020
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781501177828

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Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant offers an entertaining and profound look at a city like no other. Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91% of the vote. Much as John Berendt did for Savannah in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the hit podcast S-Town did for Woodstock, Alabama, so Richard Grant does for Natchez in The Deepest South of All. With humor and insight, he depicts a strange, eccentric town with an unforgettable cast of characters. There’s Buzz Harper, a six-foot-five gay antique dealer famous for swanning around in a mink coat with a uniformed manservant and a very short German bodybuilder. There’s Ginger Hyland, “The Lioness,” who owns 500 antique eyewash cups and decorates 168 Christmas trees with her jewelry collection. And there’s Nellie Jackson, a Cadillac-driving brothel madam who became an FBI informant about the KKK before being burned alive by one of her customers. Interwoven through these stories is the more somber and largely forgotten account of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a West African prince who was enslaved in Natchez and became a cause célèbre in the 1820s, eventually gaining his freedom and returning to Africa. Part history and part travelogue, The Deepest South of All offers a gripping portrait of a complex American place, as it struggles to break free from the past and confront the legacy of slavery.

Book: Sweet Mystery


Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1996.

  • Author : Judith Hillman Paterson
  • Publisher : University Alabama Press
  • Release : 31 July 2021
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 13 : 9780817359607

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Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1996.