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Book Reviews of Raney

Author: Clyde Edgerton
ISBN-13: 9780345329820
ISBN-10: 0345329821
Publication Date: 4/12/1986
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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9 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

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Helpful Score: 3
I found this to be a delightful, warm, charming story that made me smile and made me think. I loved the small town feel of the story and the believeable characters. I know these people, I have them in my family. It's not a new book, but it's traditional in feel.
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Helpful Score: 2
A wonderful light-hearted novel that adds much needed warmth to the red-state, blue-state divide.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very funny and charming novel about a marriage.
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Helpful Score: 1
Raney is a small-town Baptist. Charles is a liberal from Atlanta. And RANEY is the story of their marriage.

A comic novel which traces the rocky marriage between opposites who make it through two years, two months, and two days of togetherness, with a little help from their counselor.

Charming, wise, funny, and truthful, it is a novel for everyone to love.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good story, well written characters
repoman avatar reviewed Raney on
Helpful Score: 1
Raney rates high on my "laugh out loud" list. Two people that match.dot would light a match to their resumes rather than ever consider pairing them, somehow through the power of love marry and sort out their varying cultural backgrounds. I was amused, as a northerner, by the colloquialisms. Example: women swimming at the beach loses the top half of her bikini exposing her "dinners". Certainly worth a read!
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Very funny, although my favorite Clyde Edgerton book remains "Walking across Egypt".
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This has to be one of the funnest books I have ever read. I laughed so hard thru out the book. Being born and raised in the south, I truly felt like I was reading about my relatives. I st6ill have my copy and will not give it up...but if you see one listed...grab it.
cranbery avatar reviewed Raney on + 530 more book reviews
This is one of the best books I have read! A masterpiece!
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