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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A haunting memoir about growing up dirt-poor in the Alabama hills--and about moving on but never really being able to leave. The extraordinary gifts for evocation and insight and the stunning talent for story- telling that earned Rick Bragg a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 1996 are here brought to bear on the wrenching story of his own family's life. It is the story of a war-haunted, hard-drinking father and a strong-willed, loving mother who struggled to protect her sons from the effects of poverty and ignorance that had constricted her own life. It is the story of the life Bragg was able to carve out for himself on the strength of his mother's encouragement and belief. And it is the story of his attempts to both atone for and avenge the mistakes and cruelties of his past. All Over but the Shoutin' is a gripping account of people struggling to make sense and solidity of life's capricious promises. A classic piece of Americana, it is made vividly, movingly particular by Rick Bragg's searching vision, generous humor, and richly nuanced voice
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LKR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bragg, Rick
Dewey number
  • 921
  • 070.92
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1160
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Reading level
6.4
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bragg, Rick
  • Bragg, Rick
  • Journalists
  • Working class whites
  • Alabama
  • Alabama
Label
All over but the shoutin', Rick Bragg
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
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
Label
All over but the shoutin', Rick Bragg
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
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

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