Walking Across Egypt

5 best books like Walking Across Egypt (Clyde Edgerton): The Honk and Holler Opening Soon, Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian, Run with the Horsemen, Saving Grace, A Cure for Dreams

The Honk and Holler Opening Soon
AuthorBillie Letts
Caney Paxton wanted his cafe to have the biggest and brightest sign in Eastern Oklahoma-the "opening soon" part was supposed to be just a removable, painted notice. But a fateful misunderstanding gave Vietnam vet Caney the flashiest joke in the entire state. Twelve years later, the once-busy highway...
Reading Behind Bars: A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian
AuthorJill Grunenwald
“A fascinating look into a world many of us never see, and a powerful story about one woman’s journey to find her own strength, with a clear message of the importance of books and information for all.” —Booklist (American Library Association), starred review

In December 2008, twentysomething...
AuthorFerrol Sams
Porter Osborne Jr. is a precocious, sensitive, and rambunctious boy trying to make it through adolescence during the depression years. On a red-clay farm in Georgia he learns all there is to know about cotton chopping, hog killing, watermelon thumping, and mule handling. School provides a quick course...
AuthorLee Smith
Good fiction. In talking about children's reading habits, I frequently hear that "it doesn't matter what they read as long as they read." I have always disagreed with that sentiment, because I believe it does matter - on many different levels -- what children and young adults read.

What we read...
AuthorKaye Gibbons
I read A Cure for Dreams only about a week ago and yet when I came to write this review, I realized I couldn’t remember a thing about it! Which is in itself a rather damning review… And yet I rather liked A Cure for Dreams. The fact is, it’s not about plot. It’s more about evoking this small Southern...
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