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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
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
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Cataloging source
LKR
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Bragg, Rick
Illustrations
illustrations
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
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  • Bragg, Rick
  • Bragg, Rick
  • Journalists
  • Working class whites
  • Working class whites
  • Alabama
  • Alabama
Label
All over but the shoutin', Rick Bragg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Widow's mite: Man who buys books because they're pretty -- 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 -- 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 -- Usual suspects -- Lies to my mother: In the temple -- Saturdays in October -- White tuxedoes -- Price tag on heaven -- Under Vulcan's hammer -- Running hot -- What if -- Paradise -- Miami, in madness -- Eating life -- Tap-tap -- Snow in a can -- 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 -- Same -- Who we are -- Safe in the dark
Control code
ocm39887910
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage edition.
Extent
xxii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780679774020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39887910
  • (Sirsi) a933531
Label
All over but the shoutin', Rick Bragg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Widow's mite: Man who buys books because they're pretty -- 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 -- 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 -- Usual suspects -- Lies to my mother: In the temple -- Saturdays in October -- White tuxedoes -- Price tag on heaven -- Under Vulcan's hammer -- Running hot -- What if -- Paradise -- Miami, in madness -- Eating life -- Tap-tap -- Snow in a can -- 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 -- Same -- Who we are -- Safe in the dark
Control code
ocm39887910
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage edition.
Extent
xxii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780679774020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)39887910
  • (Sirsi) a933531

Library Locations

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