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Raney
by Clyde Edgerton

Published: 1997-06-23
Paperback : 227 pages
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"This book is too good to keep to yourself. Read it aloud with someone you love, then send it to a friend. But be sure to keep a copy for yourself, because you'll want to read it again and again."
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Raney is a small-town Baptist. Charles is a liberal from Atlanta. ...
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"This book is too good to keep to yourself. Read it aloud with someone you love, then send it to a friend. But be sure to keep a copy for yourself, because you'll want to read it again and again."
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Raney is a small-town Baptist. Charles is a liberal from Atlanta. And RANEY is the story of their marriage. Charming, wise, funny, and truthful, it is a novel for everyone to love.
"A real jewel."
RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH


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It's all about being around a Southern dinner table
by [email protected] (see profile) 04/13/16
Bring on the collards, corn bread, home grown vegetables, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers -- this is one time when pork fat rules!!

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  "Rainey"by [email protected] (see profile) 04/13/16

A short, easy read that makes good book club conversation especially if members are from the South and/or small towns. Unfortunately, the story is unbelievable and the time setting seems to be off by... (read more)

 
  "Funny, poignant, quick read"by bbentz (see profile) 03/14/09

Opposites attract - a poignant story of two young people from different worlds who somehow marry and survive despite being from different walks of live and holding very different life and religious beliefs.... (read more)

 
  "Conservatuve Southern girl gains a bigger world view when she marries a man more liberal than she or anyone she knows"by Stowel (see profile) 03/12/09

A humorous yet telling look at two worlds colliding to the betterment of both. Clyde Edgerton understands how to write from both a Southern viewpoint and a woman's - giving us a rich portrait of a young... (read more)

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