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All over but the shoutin', Rick Bragg

Label
All over but the shoutin'
Title
All over but the shoutin'
Statement of responsibility
Rick Bragg
Title variation
All over but the shouting
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a critically acclaimed memoir, a correspondent for The New York Times recounts growing up in the Alabama hill country, the son of a violent veteran and a mother who tried to insulate her children from the poverty and ignorance of life
  • 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
Summary
A Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for The New York Times recounts growing up in the Alabama hills, the son of a violent veteran and a mother who tried to insulate her children from poverty and ignorance
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 1998.
  • Alex Award, 1998.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155453
Cataloging source
LKR
Dewey number
  • 070/.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.B6625
LC item number
A3 1998
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1160
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
All over but the shoutin', Rick Bragg
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The widow's mite. A man who buys books because they're pretty ; A killing, and a man who tried to walk on water ; Fake gold, other people's houses, and the finest man I never knew ; Dreaming that a crooked man will straighten up and fly right ; When God blinks ; The free show ; No papers on him ; In the mouth of the machine ; On the wings of a great speckled bird ; If you got to kill somebody, better it ain't family ; Under a hateful sky ; Getting above your raising ; Fine qualities ; 100 miles per hour, upside down and sideways ; The usual suspects -- Lies to my mother. In the temple ; Saturdays in October ; White tuxedoes ; The price tag on heaven ; Under Vulcan's hammer ; Running hot ; What if ; Paradise ; Miami, in madness ; Eating life ; Tap-tap ; Snow in a can ; The interview for the Ivy league ; Perfume on a hog ; New York ; Coming home ; Dining out with no money, and living with no life ; Buying bodies, eating lobster -- Getting even with life. Gone south ; Abigail ; Mrs. Smith, and family ; Monsters ; Validation ; 1.3 acres ; The same ; Who we are ; Safe in the dark
Control code
78480
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780679442585
Lccn
97009918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36509689
  • (OCoLC)36509689
Label
All over but the shoutin', Rick Bragg
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The widow's mite. A man who buys books because they're pretty ; A killing, and a man who tried to walk on water ; Fake gold, other people's houses, and the finest man I never knew ; Dreaming that a crooked man will straighten up and fly right ; When God blinks ; The free show ; No papers on him ; In the mouth of the machine ; On the wings of a great speckled bird ; If you got to kill somebody, better it ain't family ; Under a hateful sky ; Getting above your raising ; Fine qualities ; 100 miles per hour, upside down and sideways ; The usual suspects -- Lies to my mother. In the temple ; Saturdays in October ; White tuxedoes ; The price tag on heaven ; Under Vulcan's hammer ; Running hot ; What if ; Paradise ; Miami, in madness ; Eating life ; Tap-tap ; Snow in a can ; The interview for the Ivy league ; Perfume on a hog ; New York ; Coming home ; Dining out with no money, and living with no life ; Buying bodies, eating lobster -- Getting even with life. Gone south ; Abigail ; Mrs. Smith, and family ; Monsters ; Validation ; 1.3 acres ; The same ; Who we are ; Safe in the dark
Control code
78480
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780679442585
Lccn
97009918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36509689
  • (OCoLC)36509689

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