Written by Clyde Edgerton in 1987, Walking Across Egypt is a book that will make you look at the reality of aging from a new angle or a another point of view. It's a good read for anyone, young or older, who likes a story that's heartfelt and southern too. A 78 year-old widow, by the name of Mattie Rigsbee is the protagonist. She is a very self-sufficient older lady who hails from Listre, North Carolina, which is the setting for the story. Mattie is the the mother of two older … more
This book is like enjoying a good old fashioned Sunday come to supper. Ya'll come back and keep on reading. The setting is a small Southern town in North Carolina and mostly centers on the home of Mattie, a spunky senior citizen who takes no guff. She says she likes living on her own but has a way of inviting folks in for her lavish homey luncheons that you wish you could attend. This story revolves around Mattie, her son Robert, and Wesley who is a juvenile delinquent. Mattie is independent … more
I am an avid reader and have always been. My picture shows just a few of my favorite books. They range from mysteries, political thrillers, science fiction (but only the classics like Asimov, Heinlein … more
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