Where I Come From: Stories from the Deep South (Paperback)
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An ode to the stories and the history of the South, crackling with tenderness, wit, and deep affection, Where I Come From celebrates “a litany of great talkers, blue-green waters, deep casseroles, kitchen-sink permanents, lying fishermen, haunted mansions, and dogs that never die, things that make this place more than a dotted line on a map or a long-ago failed rebellion, even if only in some cold-weather dream.” Evoking the beauty and the odd particularity of humble origins, Bragg's searching vision, generous humor, and richly nuanced voice bring a place, a people, and a world vividly to life.
“Bragg’s unfeigned writing, knowing truisms and funny advice holds strong throughout this stress-allaying book. . . . It’s a fascinating glimpse into the elaborate, emotional filing system that is a writer’s mind.” —The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
“Without even trying, Bragg explains why it is humans came to believe in miracles.” —USA Today
“Another heapin’ helpin’ of feel-good musings.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
“Vintage Bragg: comforting, thought-provoking and as heartfelt as it gets. . . . [His] voice is as rich as ever as he finds fresh ways of telling stories both hilarious and poignant. . . . Where I Come From is a series of vignettes—little jewels on family, faith, food and Fords.” —BookPage