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Book Title: Ava's Man|
Date of issue: August 21st 2001
ISBN 13: 9780375418907
The author of the book: Rick Bragg
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 578 KB
Edition: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read full description of the books Ava's Man:The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of "All Over But the Shoutin' "continues his personal history of the Deep South with an evocation of his monther's childhood in the Appalachian foothills during the Great Depression, and the magnificent story of the man who raised her.
Rick Bragg brings his astonishing gift for storytelling to the tale of his grandfather, a man who kept his family one step ahead of poverty and starvation. Charlie Bundrum was a roofer, a carpenter, a bootlegger, and a fisherman. He could not read but he asked his wife, Ava, to read him the paper every day so he would not be ignorant. He was aman who took giant steps in rundown boots, a true hero whom history would have otherwise overlooked.
A portrait of an ineradicably memorable figure in a singular time, a moving reflection on home and family and on the author's own connection to a lost stretch of dirt road along the Alabama-Georgia border--"Ava's Man "is Rick Bragg at his stunning best.
Read information about the authorRick Bragg is the Pulitzer Prize winning writer of best-selling and critically acclaimed books on the people of the foothills of the Appalachians, All Over but the Shoutin, Ava's Man, and The Prince of Frogtown.
Bragg, a native of Calhoun County, Alabama, calls these books the proudest examples of his writing life, what historians and critics have described as heart-breaking anthems of people usually written about only in fiction or cliches. They chronicle the lives of his family cotton pickers, mill workers, whiskey makers, long sufferers, and fist fighters. Bragg, who has written for the numerous magazines, ranging from Sports Illustrated to Food & Wine, was a newspaper writer for two decades, covering high school football for the Jacksonville News, and militant Islamic fundamentalism for The New York Times.
He has won more than 50 significant writing awards, in books and journalism, including, twice, the American Society of Newspaper Editors Distinguished Writing Award. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1993, and is, truthfully, still a freshman at Jacksonville State University. Bragg is currently Professor of Writing in the Journalism Department at the University of Alabama, and lives in Tuscaloosa with his wife, Dianne, a doctoral student there, and his stepson, Jake. His only real hobby is fishing, but he is the worst fisherman in his family line.
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