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Raney This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The 1970s come alive in this good hud satire, set in a small Carolina town, about the first year of married life between a local Freewill Baptist Raney and a liberal Episcopalian Charles from Atlanta Although Raney and Charles love each other very much and share a love of folk music, their cultures, s and politics are bound to clash The novel is I wasn t even going to review this book, but I need to put my feelings about it into words, for whoever may be listening I was disappointed, even angry, at this book I returned it to the library as quickly as I could I read this book because I found Clyde Edgerton s Walking Across Egypt, which was cited in a talk at a BYU Women s Conference, to be inspiring That book is about a quirky, religious southern woman who, in her way, was a great soul and truly lived her religion.Raney is also about I wasn t even going to review this book, but I need to put my feelings about it into words, for whoever may be listening I was disappointed, even angry, at this book I returned it to the library as quickly as I could I read this book because I found Clyde Edgerton s Walking Across Egypt, which was cited in a talk at 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 HaileyRaney 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 The first words out of my mouth after finishing this were, This book is stoopid I didn t hate it, but gosh I can t think of one commendable thing about it Not the writing, story or characters It just rubbed me the wrong way Why, oh why did the two main characters marry each other Did they ever have a conversation together before deciding to get hitched I doubt it, because then they would ve realized they are completely incompatible Raney was alright, but I DETESTED CHARLES Ooh, it ju The first words out of my mouth after finishing this were, This book is stoopid I didn t hate it, but gosh I can t think of one commendable thing about it Not the writing, story or characters It just rubbed me the wrong way Why, oh why did the two main characters marry each other Did they ever have a conversatio This book gave me misconceptions First, I thought this book was written back in the day but I see it was published in 1985 but the story started in 1975 Some of the language, using the N word to be specific, didn t endear me to this author I m not sure if he was displaying the family and their beliefs towards Blacks or if he was expressing how he felt himself The story is very entertaining and based on Raney, her beliefs religious , her marriage and lifestyle Religion is just as sensitiv T So, SO un politically correct And therefore, SO funny Halleluyah Praise the Lord Etc Etc Etc I finished reading RANEY, the first Clyde Edgerton novel and I m pretty sure that, for me, it s the last Edgerton novel Not long after LUNCH AT THE PICADILLY was released, one of my closest friends read it She loved it she bought me a copy I HAD to read it It has some charming bits, and a strong friendship got me through the novel the novel didn t get me through the novel.Several years earlier, another friend a less influential one raved Halleluyah Praise the Lord Etc Etc Etc I finished reading RANEY, the first Clyde Edgerton novel and I m pretty sure that, for me, it s the last Edgerton novel Not long after LUNCH AT THE PICADILLY was released, one of my closest friends read it She loved it she bought me a copy I HAD to read it It has some charming bits, and a strong friendship got me through the novel the novel didn t get me through the novel.Several years earlier, another friend a less influential one raved about WALKING ACROSS EGYPT So I bought it, and about fifty pages into the book, I shelved it A jet plane couldn t have taken me the sho The first year of a marriage is one of the most difficult experiences I know of Another difficult experience is learning when to seek a marriage counselor to save a relationship That decision usually comes a bit late Thi At times wickedly funny, at times decidedly not, Raney is the story of the marriage of the titled young woman, a North Carolina Free Will Baptist, to Charles, a former Atlanta Methodist cum Episcopalian Why do I include all these modifiers you may ask Well, therein lies the story, and the humor, the s of the 1970s, the story of young love and marriage.We spend roughly two years with Raney and Charles and their I zipped through this in an evening, the story of newlyweds in the pre civil rights, post WW2 south The story is told from the perspective of Raney, the wife, who comes from a down home, family oriented, Free Will Baptist background in North Carolina She marries Charles, who iseducated, whose parents are Episcopal, who is a reader and a thinker He is also a librarian, and while he isn t described as one, I d like to call him a music librarian After all, they meet when he is collecting I zipped through this in an evening, the story of newlyweds in the pre civil rights, post WW2 south The story is told from the perspective of Raney, the wife, who comes from a down home, family oriented, Free Will Baptist background in North Carolina She marries Charles, who iseducated,


About the Author: Clyde Edgerton

Clyde Edgerton is widely considered one of the premier novelists working in the Southern tradition today, often compared with such masters as Eudora Welty and Flannery O Connor.Although most of his books deal with adult concerns marriage, aging, birth and death Edgerton s work is most profoundly about family In books such as Raney, Walking Across Egypt, The Floatplane Notebooks, and Killer Dill Clyde Edgerton is widely considered one of the premier novelists working in the Southern tradition today, often compared with such masters as Eudora Welty and Flannery O Connor.Although most of his books deal with adult concerns marriage, aging, birth and death Edgerton s work is most profoundly about family In books such as Raney, Walking Across Egypt, The Floatplane Notebooks, and Killer Diller, Edgerton explores the dimensions of family life, using an endearing if eccentric cast of characters Edgerton s characters, writes Mary Lystad in Twentieth Century Young Adult Writers, havefaults than most, but they also have considerable virtues, and they are so likable that you want to invite them over for a cup of coffee, a piece of homemade apple pie, and a nice long chat Raised in the small towns of the North Carolina Piedmont, Edgerton draws heavily on the storytelling traditions of the rural south in his novels Without the distractions of big city life and the communications revolution of the late twentieth century, many rural Americans stayed in close touch with their relatives, and often shared stories about family members with each other for entertainment.Among Edgerton s awards are Guggenheim Fellowship Lyndhurst Prize Honorary Doctorates from UNC Asheville and St Andrews Presbyterian College membership in the Fellowship of Southern Writers the North Carolina Award for Literature and five notable book awards from the New York Times


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