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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Clyde Edgerton Narrator: Ruth Ann Phimister Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Clyde Edgerton's ear for regional voices and his eye for life's small but significant details enable him to create characters who are charming and utterly convincing. Beginning with an engagement announcement and ending with the birth of a son, Raney is a snapshot of the first few years of a modern Southern marriage. Newly married, Raney is a Southern Baptist who has lived her whole life in her tiny home town. Her husband, Charles, is a newcomer, a liberal raised in Atlanta. Amidst family traditions, curious relatives, and bowls of macaroni salad, their search for common ground begins. As Raney tells us about Charles' beliefs and habits, and thus reveals her own, her honesty and gumption will capture your heart and tickle your funny bone.

Narrator Ruth Ann Phimister's soft voice beautifully captures the emotional tides that rise and fall in Raney's life.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Summer Kinard | 2/13/2014

    " I read this book four or five years ago, and I still remember it vividly. The characters seemed so real that I sometimes wonder what happened to them afterward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marilyn Hartl | 2/8/2014

    " Edgerton is a hoot! He has the southern voice down pat, and I love his stuff. This book brings back memories of my childhood in east Texas, and my mother's friends who played bridge together every few weeks at someone's home. Their conversations used to sound like the conversations that Raney's family had around the dinner table, and my mom used to tell my dad about them when he came home after work. I never really realized how apart my parents felt until after I was older and their friendships changed to include the people they met traveling. But I remember hearing about Mrs. Holsomback's liver problems over the bridge table.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ellen Puccinelli | 2/7/2014

    " This book is pretty much perfect. The narrator's voice is unwavering, innocent, and hilarious, and every character here is flawlessly created. LOVE this book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Hope | 1/30/2014

    " It's been years since I've read this charming book, but it remains on my "old favorites list." Edgerton nails the Southern psyche with humor and affection. "

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