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Clyde edgerton, words and music, c1987 found in appendix, walking across egypt the sphinx loomed slow, her size made deceptive by distance. Clyde edgerton s ear for regional voices and his eye for lifes small but significant details enable him to create characters who are charming and utterly convincing. Mattie has a heart of gold and wants to reach out and help one of the least of these. The scene is pueblo country and the man with the plan is billy blankenship, frontier entrepreneur. Born in durham, north carolina, he writes books known for endearing characters, smalltown southern dialogue and realistic fire and brimstone religious sermons. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouthwatering pound cakewise witty, downhome and real, walking across egypt is a book for everyone. The film stars ellen burstyn, jonathan taylor thomas, mark hamill, gail ogrady, judge reinhold, and pat corley. Filled with the details of everyday life, this novel evokes the homespun wisdom and offbeat humor that have become edgertons trademark.
An unpretentious, finelycrafted novel that will linger with the readers like the last strains of a favorite hymn. Edgertons seventh story, returns to listre, a fictional name for the authors hometown. Read raney by clyde edgerton available from rakuten kobo. Lunch at the piccadilly by clyde edgerton overdrive.
Clyde edgerton the muchloved author of the bestselling raney and walking across egypt is back with an endearing novel of calamity and comedy that celebrates the spirit and spunk of old age. Working as a standalone title it would help establish him as a definite writer to watch, as well as being a must for any fans of the author. Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. Beginning with an engagement announcement and ending with the birth of a son, raney is a snapshot of the first few years of a modern southern marriage.
Filled with the details of everyday life, this novel evokes the homespun wisdom and offbeat humor that have become edgerton s trademark. When teenage delinquent wesley benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. As a native southerner, reading walking across egypt was like visiting distant relatives during my own growingup years in alabama in the nineteenfifties. An unpretentious, deceptively slight, and perfectlytoned comic novel about heartland folks that manages to grow rather than diminish in the readers memory. Walking across egypt by clyde edgerton overdrive rakuten. He grew up in the small, rural town of bethesda, north carolina.
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