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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,615 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rick Bragg Narrator: Rick Bragg Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin’ a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he’s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint on the people who loved him. Drawing on their memories, Bragg reconstructs the life of an unlettered roofer who kept food on his family’s table through the worst of the Great Depression; a moonshiner who drank exactly one pint for every gallon he sold; an unregenerate brawler, who could sit for hours with a baby in the crook of his arm.

In telling Charlie’s story, Bragg conjures up the backwoods hamlets of Georgia and Alabama in the years when the roads were still dirt and real men never cussed in front of ladies. A masterly family chronicle and a human portrait so vivid you can smell the cornbread and whiskey, Ava’s Man is unforgettable.

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Quotes & Awards

  • One of the 2001 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christa | 2/8/2014

    " I love these back-woods, southern reads...something about the culture that I really enjoy reading about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carmen Montopoli | 2/2/2014

    " This is one of the best books I've ever read. It's quiet, and deeply heartfelt, compelling even as it makes me feel, in the midst of my relative poverty, awash in riches beyond measure. Beautiful, beautiful, book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caroline | 1/24/2014

    " I absolutely LOVED this book. Bragg did a great job in this memoir about his grandparents. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kay | 1/15/2014

    " A great read & testimony of a son's love "

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