Biography

Be Sweet

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ISBN: 9780156006828
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Published: Mariner Books - May 6th, 1999

Roy Blount Jr., one of America's funniest writers, looks at his Southern upbringing, the sources of his humor, the search for sensitivity, the clash of gender. He manages to be earnest and ironic at the same time and this intersection is by turns uproarious, goofy, chilling and poignant.


All Over but the Shoutin'

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ISBN: 9780679774020
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Published: Vintage - September 8th, 1998

This could be described as a Southern Angela's Ashes, but that would be a disservice to Bragg, who has crafted a wonderfully written memoir that resonates with his rich, unique voice.


The Architect of Desire

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ISBN: 9780385319423
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Published: Delta - October 6th, 1997

In this startlingly beautiful memoir, the great-granddaughter of Stanford White traces the strain of genius and madness that threads her family history.


American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780679764410
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Published: Vintage - April 7th, 1998

Only planning to read one book about our most elusive Founding Father? THIS IS THE ONE. A brilliant character study backed by meticulous scholarship, and the writing sparkles. Highest Recommendation ~ Reviewed by Bill Lewis


Angela's Ashes

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ISBN: 9780684842677
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Published: Scribner - May 25th, 1999

This is an extraordinary memoir. McCourt recalls his Irish childhood with a true storyteller's gift for language, humor, and the human spirit. This is an original and irresistible new voice. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


Drinking the Rain

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ISBN: 9780865476974
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Published: North Point Press - July 5th, 2004

This is the story of a woman who, after many years of intense political activism, begins living on a small island off the coast of Maine. She has no electricity and virtually no contact with people. She goes away to write. But instead she learns many important things: how to find her own food, how to be quiet, how to be alone. She finds that solitude is a great treasure and she finds her place there and herself. She emerges from the island and re-enters society a changed, stronger, and more focused person. It's a truly inspiring book.


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