Wednesday, September 03, 2008

what i'm reading now

I enjoyed All Over But the Shoutin' so much that I immediately searched for other books by Rick Bragg. Ava's Man is the tale of Bragg's grand father and it is told with such southern flavor that you can taste the catfish and cornbread as you read. Charlie Bundrum is a man who grew up in the woods of Georgia and Alabama, never learned to read, and augmented his meager income by distilling moonshine while consuming a good portion of each batch. He was a man prone to violence in defense of his honor and his family, yet he was gentle to his children and kind to the defenseless people in his community. He was a man who was loved.

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