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Walking Across Egypt

Edgerton, Clyde (Book - 1988)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Walking Across Egypt
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"An unpretentious, finely-crafted novel that will linger with the readers like the last strains of a favorite hymn. It is more enjoyable than a pitcher full of sweet tea and one of Mattie's home-cooked dinners." THE ATLANTA JOURNAL & CONSTITUTION She had as much business keeping a stray dog as she had walking across Egypt--which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn. She's Mattie Rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior citizen, who at 78, might be slowing down just a bit. When young, delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouth-watering pound cake....Wise witty, down-home and real, WALKING ACROSS EGYPT is a book for everyone.
Authors: Edgerton, Clyde, 1944-
Title: Walking across Egypt
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1988.
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed.
Characteristics: 227 p. ;,18 cm.
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 1987.
Local Note: 210 216
ISBN: 0345346491
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Loved this book! At 78 Mattie thinks she should be slowing down, but then a stray dog wanders into the yard setting off a whole chain of events that make you wonder if her neighbors, her church ladies, her family and a runaway juvenile delinquent have to run as fast as they can just to keep up with her!

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