ISBN13:978-0679774020 ISBN10: 0679774025 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0679442585 ISBN10: 0679442588
Summary: 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 cente
r 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.
Summary: 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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:97 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Vintage Books Published: 09/28/1998 International: No
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Bragg, Rick :
Rick Bragg is a national correspondent for the New York Times. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
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1997 Bragg, Rick., Vintage Books (Random House), 1997, c1997, 3rd printing, illus. soft cover (trade size paperback), fine (as new), 329 pp, 8vo, ISBN: 0679774025, 'A haunting memoir about growing u...show morep dirt-poor in the pines of Alabama and about moving on but never really being able to leave', Autobiography; Memoir; Southern Americana. ...show less
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