For a good time, read Raney — or pretty much anything by Clyde Edgerton.
Raney is a Southern Baptist. Charles is an Episcopalian, When they marry they set up house in Listre, North Carolina. The story is told through Raney’s voice. It has been several years since I read this book, but remember laughing out loud every couple of pages.
One passage I recall laughing aloud at was when Raney was trying to explain why Southern Baptists didn’t use wine for communion. Something about 3 days not being long enough to ferment the grape juice into wine. Ok, not funny now because I didn’t get it right, but I sure giggled when I read it.
If you’ve never read Edgerton — you’re missing out. I just noticed he has several other books out, so I’ve got more reading to do! See ya!
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Floatplane Notebooks is one of my very favorite books, in fact. Although I’m finding myself standing very much alone in that statement (my book club hated it. sigh).
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I’ve tried to get my bookgroup to read an Edgerton book. No takers. Ever.
He’s going to be in Maryland in April — with his band even. If we’re not visiting St. Andrews at that time, I think I might go see him.
I’ve read his first three books — including Floatplane Notebooks. I liked all of them.