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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (246 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clyde Edgerton Narrator: Norman Dietz, Sally Darling Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781461810223
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Quotes & Awards

  • In Memory of Junior is a larky, down-home chronicle of deaths foretold and retold. Clyde Edgerton has spun a sunny, funny anthology, a long way from Spoon River.”

    New York Times

  • “Edgerton again expertly conducts a chorus of ornery individuals in this prime example of entertaining, down-home Southern fiction…Edgerton expertly balances twenty minor and major characters in this highly entertaining novel about a dispute over an inheritance in a North Carolina town.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Edgerton’s characters are irresistible, his sense of humor is a blessing.”

    Booklist

  • “The humor here is wry and more restrained than in Walking across Egypt, the tone more somber…but Edgerton is the new master of Southern family tales."

    Library Journal

  • “An American treasure…Edgerton’s a master of the old-fashioned American art of tale spinning. His literary line goes back straight as an arrow to the likes of Sherwood Anderson and Mark Twain.”

    San Diego Union-Tribune, praise for the author

  • A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 10/25/2013

    " What could be more delightful than a full cast of Southern characters each eccentric in his own way. The story is told in first person by the whole cast so advances from all viewpoints. dying families and wills bring out the best and the worst. Very enjoyable book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lila | 9/25/2013

    " He's irreverently funny...laugh out loud funny. One can tell he is a southerner....talking about the author here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 3/20/2013

    " Edgerton is a hoot! He tells stories from the viewpoints of multiple characters, with each character's perspecvtive on the story. His insights into the human condition through light-hearted prose is keen. This author is probably an acquired taste, but quite entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 3/13/2013

    " Clyde Edgerton is one of the most brilliant contemporary writers about the American South. His characters and use of dialogue captures my experience both from my family roots and many years living in the South. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 1/22/2013

    " Clyde Edgerton has just the right humor for his subjects to keep them from being to precious. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 11/24/2012

    " Edgerton's characters are so evocative of my grandparents' generation born and raised in the South. The humor is spot on, and this was a light and fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 8/21/2012

    " Set in North Carolina, the legacy and inheritance a family member leaves behind and how it impacts the family. I loved this quote "whatever you leave behind is your history, and it better be good because you're history longer than you're fact" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 2/19/2012

    " delightfully quirky following bizarre family members relationships and conversations with each other and with deceased family members. very funny description of n old woman eating chocolate bon bons representing people she knows... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marvin | 1/5/2012

    " The same combination of appreciation for & satire of southern characters & culture as Rainey & Killer Diller, but a somewhat less interesting story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 12/24/2011

    " great southern voice. told in sections by alternating cast of characters a la "As I Lay Dying." not quite as deep(?) as "Raney" or hilarious as "Walking Across Egypt" but a good 'un. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 8/11/2011

    " Clyde Edgerton is a national treasure; he brings to mind Eudora Welty, among others. This short novel is a little gem of southern fiction: pie-baking aunts, good ole' boys, and even a farm-raised college professor, all with a comic/sad combination of ignorance and wisdom. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 4/24/2011

    " Edgerton is a hoot! He tells stories from the viewpoints of multiple characters, with each character's perspecvtive on the story. His insights into the human condition through light-hearted prose is keen. This author is probably an acquired taste, but quite entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug | 3/20/2011

    " Clyde Edgerton is one of the most brilliant contemporary writers about the American South. His characters and use of dialogue captures my experience both from my family roots and many years living in the South. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 7/4/2009

    " great southern voice. told in sections by alternating cast of characters a la "As I Lay Dying." not quite as deep(?) as "Raney" or hilarious as "Walking Across Egypt" but a good 'un. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 12/21/2008

    " delightfully quirky following bizarre family members relationships and conversations with each other and with deceased family members. very funny description of n old woman eating chocolate bon bons representing people she knows... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mimi | 10/23/2008

    " Set in North Carolina, the legacy and inheritance a family member leaves behind and how it impacts the family. I loved this quote "whatever you leave behind is your history, and it better be good because you're history longer than you're fact" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valerie | 10/12/2008

    " Clyde Edgerton has just the right humor for his subjects to keep them from being to precious. "

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About the Author
Author Clyde Edgerton

Clyde Edgerton is an American author and creative writing professor. He was born in Durham, North Carolina, and his books are known for endearing characters, small-town Southern dialogue, and realistic fire-and-brimstone religious sermons. His books are full of humor while still respecting the characters’ integrity.

About the Narrators

Norman Dietz is a writer, voice-over artist, and audiobook narrator. He has won six Earphones Awards and was named one of the fifty “Best Voices of the Century” by AudioFile magazine. He and his late wife Sandra transformed an abandoned ice-cream parlor into a playhouse, which served “the world’s best hot fudge sundaes” before and after performances. The founder of Theatre in the Works, he lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Sally Darling, a graduate of Wellesley, made her professional debut as Anna in The King and I with members of the original Broadway cast. She worked with Katherine Houghton in a production of Murder in the Cathedral performed in the chapel at West Point Military Academy. As a director, she has workshopped productions of musicals slated for Broadway. She has directed numerous regional productions and has created several revues. She is also an acclaimed audiobook narrator.