Raney: A Novel

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Algonquin Books, 1985 - Fiction - 227 pages
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"This book is too good to keep to yourself. Read it aloud with someone you love, then send it to a friend. But be sure to keep a copy for yourself, because you'll want to read it again and again."-- Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey Raney is a small-town Baptist. Charles is a liberal from Atlanta. And Raney is the story of their marriage. Charming, wise, funny, and truthful, it is a novel for everyone to love. "A real jewel."--Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Jim and I took turns reading this book out loud to each other years and years ago. It is a sweet, funny book. Edgerton knows his Southerners. I mentioned it to two of my cousins during our recent ... Read full review

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Southern baptist girl from the sticks marries northeastern Episcopalian and the sparks fly. Edgerton deftly portrays their love and their differences, so you know why they fight, but you also know why they stay together. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
16
Section 3
33
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About the author (1985)

Clyde Edgerton was born on May 20, 1944 in Durham, North Carolina. He received a B.A. in English education in 1966, a M.A.T. in English education in 1972, and a Ph.D in curriculum and instruction in 1977, all from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches creative writing at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Hi first novel, Raney, was published in 1985. His other novels include Walking Across Egypt, Killer Diller, Where Trouble Sleeps, Lunch at the Piccadilly, The Bible Salesman, and The Night Train. He has also written a book of advice entitled Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers and a memoir entitled Solo, My Adventures in the Air. He has received several awards including the Lyndhurst Prize and the North Carolina Award for Literature.

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