Rick Bragg can flat out tell a story.
Ava’s Man ($1.99) brings to life his maternal grandfather, a man who died before Bragg’s birth.
Bragg listened to the family tales and heard the love and admiration that made the Charlie Bundrum larger than life. Bragg tells us the story of his family and the working-class poor in the Appalachian foothills who endured stark poverty, sickness, and death, yet raised their families by loving them deeply.
If you enjoy Southern literature, American history or biographies, I encourage you to read this book. It embodies the best of Bragg’s writing as the story is personal. It brings outright laughter and tears, and reminds you of the strong men in your own life. Buy it today while it is only $1.99.
Other books by Rick Bragg:
My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South – $10.29
All Over but the Shoutin’ – $11.99
The Prince of Frogtown – $14.99