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You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law and even the Peter Principle, but here’s a new one: Patrick’s Law. Patrick’s Law, which deserves at least equal space in the index of life, states that in large families, the youngest gets the shortest end of the stick.
Bryan Batt and Katy Danos have created a snapshot of time and place filled with candid moments with musical stars, tales of beauty pageants, and photographic traces of the exciting rides and attractions that drew families from throughout the region.
What was the rural South like for many years after the Civil War? What did people do for a living? Country Joe remembers. This is an account of what life was like in the country for the common man. Joe’s family had hard lives, but they had provision and joy as well. Growing up in rural north Louisiana, Joe learned firsthand about hard work and family.
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When Gary Penley was four, he, his brother, and his mother went to live with her father, who would soon become known to young Penley as ‘Dad.’ This memoir of growing up with a man who stood with the intensity of a coiled spring—a compact bundle of energy and fierce determination, whose piercing eyes challenged the world and whose stubborn jaw defied it—is also a tender elegy to the last era of the American frontier. Paperback.
If you feel nostalgic about the days of gorgeous hoop skirts, handsome southern gentlemen, and exquisite dinners, then you’ll love this memoir in which Ms. Ripley takes readers back to antebellum days in New Orleans. Realizing that the times recorded here had drifted away forever, the author purposed to make a record for her progeny of the way things used to be. Paperback.
Long before cell phones and computers, home telephones were designated by a sequence of rings. To reach Phillip W. Steele’s grandparents on Gilliland farm, the caller would have to ring two longs and a short on a wooden box on the wall. Inspired by memories of his grandfather, Joe, telling tales on the front porch, Steele collects elements of vanishing rural life. Paperback.
Booker T. Washington believed that every man and woman deserved a chance, regardless of their skin color. This classic work of literature relays the story of a man born into slavery who, once freed, pursued education and racial equality. Originally published in 1901, the new edition of Booker T. Washington’s autobiography features a foreword from media personality and advocate for the advancement of African Americans, Mychal Massie.
Anne Butler’s frank autobiographical narrative of her husband’s attempt to murder her after seven years of marriage examines the reasons why a former prison warden in his seventies would shoot his wife at point-blank range. The book is a compelling and surprisingly compassionate story of true love turned “true crime,” as well as an inspiring tale of survival and spiritual redemption.
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Whistling in the Dark is the heartwarming story of Fred Lowery, a talented musician whose achievements are all the more remarkable because he is blind. The book recounts his courageous struggle to overcome the handicap of blindness, and describes the ups and downs of his adventurous life—from his sharecropping childhood in the Piney Woods of Texas; to his studies at the Texas School for the Blind, where he first used his talents as a human piccolo; to the triumph of national celebrity with one of the biggest of the big show bands. Hardcover.
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