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The Resource Ava's man, Rick Bragg

Ava's man, Rick Bragg

Label
Ava's man
Title
Ava's man
Statement of responsibility
Rick Bragg
Title variation
Avas man
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
No one writes about the South like Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg (All Over But the Shoutin). Once again, he lends his voice to the working people of the deep South, and tells the story of a memorable figure in a singular time-a man on a lost stretch of dirt road along the Alabama-Georgia border. The Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and author of All Over But the Shoutin' 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 magnificent story of the man who raised her. Rick Bragg brings his astonishing gift for story-telling to the tale of his grandfather, a man who kept his family one step ahead of poverty and starvation during the decade of the Great Depression. 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 a man who took giant steps in rundown boots, a true hero whom history would otherwise have 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
Summary
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
Tone
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2001.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156411
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 975/.042/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.B78516
LC item number
B73 2001b
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1150
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Ava's man, Rick Bragg
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1940732
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780375724442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001032677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46936202
  • (OCoLC)46936202
Label
Ava's man, Rick Bragg
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1940732
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780375724442
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2001032677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm46936202
  • (OCoLC)46936202

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