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Edgerton, Clyde 1944-

Overview
Works: 98 works in 321 publications in 2 languages and 26,300 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Interviews  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3555.D47, 813.54
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Walking across Egypt : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
29 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,716 libraries worldwide
She has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would walking across Egypt<U+2013>which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn. She's Mattie Rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior citizen who, at seventy-eight, might be slowing down just a bit. When teenage delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouth-watering pound cake. Wise and witty, down-home and real, Walking Across Egypt is a book for everyone
Lunch at the Piccadilly : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
The much-loved author of the bestselling Raney and Walking Across Egypt is back with an endearing novel of calamity and comedy that celebrates the spirit and spunk of old age
Killer diller : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,806 libraries worldwide
In the town of Listre, North Carolina, the orphan Wesley--known for his penchant for "borrowing" cars--takes up bricklaying, music, and preaching, in this novel of the contemporary South
Raney : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 1,795 libraries worldwide
RANEY is the hilarious story of the first two years, two months, and two days of a modern Southern marriage. The bride, Raney Bell, of North Carolina, and the groom, Charles Sheperd, of Atlanta, Georgia, met through their common interest in music. Can this marriage be saved? Stay tuned, for as one of the Bethel, N.C., matrons says to the bride, "Honey, you're at the start of a long, wonderful journey
The night train : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,684 libraries worldwide
In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music helps Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.--Source other than Library of Congress
The floatplane notebooks : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
22 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,622 libraries worldwide
Edgerton chronicles 20 years in the lives of the Copelands of North Carolina, a family just on the fringes of white trash. Albert buys kits to build floatplanes which never work, and his floatplane logbook becomes a family album of sorts
Where trouble sleeps : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,531 libraries worldwide
Con artist Jack Umstead stops for gas and an oil check in Listre, North Carolina, and decides the town offers many opportunities for his talents. He rents a bungalow and proceeds to study the many eccentric characters in preparation for his strike. But the people of Listre turn the tables on him
Redeye : a western by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,448 libraries worldwide
A comic novel set in Colorado and featuring Cobb Pittman, a crazy bounty hunter who carries a dog in his holster, the Redeye of the title. Pittman takes on a motley crew of innocents and scoundrels trying to commercially exploit Indian cave dwellings in the name of free enterprise
The Bible salesman : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
In post-war North Carolina, a member of a car-theft ring picks up an innocent nineteen-year-old Bible saleman and recognizes the young man as just the associate he needs--one who will believe he is working as an F.B.I. spy, one who will drive the cars he steals
In memory of Junior : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
Go by the Baptist Cemetery in Summerlin any Sunday after church and you'll see all kinds of families out there weeding and sweeping the family plots. There's always lots to do - dumping out the potted poinsettias and dusting off the plastic peonies, making sure the kids know everybody dead and how they are kin to everybody living. To most folks, which cemetery, which family plot, which tombstone and what's carved on it are of consequence. And the older you are, the more so. In the Bales-McCord family, two old people are at the point of contemplating their final resting places - Glenn and Laura Bales. Everybody is wondering which one will go first. A third old person looking death in the eye is Uncle Grove McCord, hell-raising, bootlegging, bush pilot, black sheep brother of Glenn Bales's first wife. Grove left Summerlin years ago and has buried several wives. He's got a good healthy one now out in Arkansas. But he pines for Summerlin where he was raised and is making his own private arrangements to be buried there. "Hell," he says, "I can't be buried beside all my wives." Clyde Edgerton fans won't be surprised that the characters in his funny new novel end up with too many graves and too few tombstones. It all happens within the space of just a couple of weeks and it's told by everybody involved, from Buster Douglas, the Truck Freight Limited driver who delivers Uncle Grove's tombstone to Wilma and Harold Fuller, Visitors-to-the-Sick. Join them as they gather in Summerlin to attend to the business of passing on - and passing down. As Uncle Grove points out, "You're history longer than you are fact."
Walking across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton( file )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,076 libraries worldwide
78-year-old Mattie Rigsby tries to keep her life orderly. When she meets Wesley Benfield, she has to make a choice - between friendship and order. This is a humorous novel about old age and life in the South
The Bible salesman by Clyde Edgerton( file )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 830 libraries worldwide
Preston Clearwater is scoring cash working a car-theft ring in post-World War II North Carolina. When he picks up 19-year-old Bible salesman Henry Dampier, Preston convinces the kid that he's an FBI spy. And before Henry knows what's up, he finds himself in way over his head with no apparent way out--
Lunch at the Piccadilly a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Computer File )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Lil Olive, the leader of a group of feisty elderly women, decides that she is restless at the Rosehaven nursing home. Lil and her friends need some excitement in their dull lives. So, the group of women steal a car and hit the road in search of adventures, which include hilariously unforgettable trips to the local CVS and Hardee's, and end with an encounter with the law
Raney by Clyde Edgerton( file )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
"Newly married, Raney is a Southern Baptist who has lived her whole life in her tiny home town. Her husband Charles is a newcomer, a liberal raised in Atlanta. ... As Raney tells us about Charles' beliefs and habits, [she] reveals her own."--Container
Papadaddy's book for new fathers : advice to dads of all ages by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Edgerton has four kids ranging in age from five to 30 years old. After three decades of fatherhood, there are certain things he has learned during his tenure. His way of raising his children involves, of course, lots of humor, but also the sound advice of a lifelong educator
Solo : my adventures in the air by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Clyde Edgerton explains his love of flying and its fundamentals and how combat flying during the Vietnam war has changed him
Good dog : true stories of love, loss, and loyalty ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 479 libraries worldwide
"Inspired by Garden & Gun magazine's popular Good Dog column, [this is a] collection of true stories celebrating the unique relationship between humans and their canine companions, penned by some of today's top writers, including Jon Meacham, Roy Blount, Jr, Dominique Browning, and P.J. O'Rourke"--Amazon.com
Redeye by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
A comic novel set in Colorado and featuring Cobb Pittman, a crazy bounty hunter who carries a dog in his holster, the Redeye of the title. Pittman takes on a motley crew of innocents and scoundrels trying to commercially exploit Indian cave dwellings in the name of free enterprise
The night train [a novel] by Clyde Edgerton( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams
New Southerners by Tim McLaurin( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
The author discusses and reads from her work
 
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Alternative Names
Clyde Edgerton American author and Creative Writing professor
Clyde Edgerton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
エジャートン, クライド
Languages
English (229)
German (2)
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