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Ava's Man|Rick Bragg
Ava's Man
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The author continues his personal history of the Deep South with an evocation of his mother's childhood in the Appalachian foothills during the Great Depression and the inspiring story of the man who raised her.

  • ISBN-13: 9780375724442
  • ISBN-10: 0375724443
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: August 2002
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds
  • Page Count: 272

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America's favorite Southern author returns with a delightfully down-home look at the life of his ornery grandfather, Charlie Bundrum, a tough-as-nails moonshiner and roofer who—along with his equally ornery wife Ava—raised seven children in the backwoods of Alabama. Bragg, who never knew his grandfather, interviewed a slew of relatives about Charlie, a man admired for his family loyalty, his honesty and his unabashed courage (he once stood up to a passel of drunks armed with an ax, a hammer and a shotgun). A moving collection of stories inspired by Charlie, this wistful memoir captures a long-gone era in rural America. Bragg's newest entry in the chronicles of his unforgettable family will amply satisfy fans of All Over but the Shoutin'. A reading group guide is available in print and online at www.vintagebooks.com/read.