This book was awesome. It totally captured my attention and I could hardly put it down. If you're from the South or have relatives down South, you will get a kick going down memory lane with the author.
One of the best memoirs I've had the pleasure of reading. It could have been my grandparents in the book! Loved it...a great writer.
This is actually the author's story of his grandfather but it reads like a novel, full of some wonderfully interesting and "real" characters. It's more than just the story of this one man, though. It's the story of all of the working class poor in the south during the depression and beyond. Tt's the story of my dad who worked the cotton fields in rural Texas growing up before the war, and of all families everywhere who struggled to make it through hard times. It'll make you laugh, and cry, and wish our families today had more of that elusive "something" that is so lacking in modern society. Thank you, Rick Bragg, for this incredible book!
This is a wonderful book to read about our American past - and the gritty nature of the people who made it was it is today.
Love this book.....love the writing of Rick Bragg. This books tells of Ava's husband & what type of man is was. Made me think of my dad.....a great man!