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Edgerton, Clyde 1944-

Overview
Works: 97 works in 326 publications in 3 languages and 25,500 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PS3555.D47,
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Walking across Egypt : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
27 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,680 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 )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,883 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
Raney : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,767 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
Killer diller : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,752 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
The night train : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,654 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
The floatplane notebooks : a novel by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
22 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,593 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 1,495 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 1,415 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 1,409 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 1,332 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
Walking across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton( file )
27 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 1,053 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 811 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( file )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 684 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 )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 667 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 )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 584 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 543 libraries worldwide
Clyde Edgerton explains his love of flying and its fundamentals and how combat flying during the Vietnam war has changed him
Redeye by Clyde Edgerton( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 245 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 168 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
The floatplane notebooks by Clyde Edgerton( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
A whimsical, downhome tale full of off-beat humor and warmed by the strong bond of love in the lives of these people
New Southerners by National Humanities Center (U.S.)( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Novelist and short story writer, Lee Smith, discusses her writing and reads from her works. Clyde Edgerton reads from and discusses his work, including "Raney," "Walking across Egypt," "Killer Diller," and "In memory of Junior." Both Southern writers converse about their writing styles and the unique contributions of Southern writers to American fiction
 
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Alternative Names
Clyde Edgerton American author and Creative Writing professor
Clyde Edgerton Amerikaans romanschrijver
Clyde Edgerton écrivain américain
Clyde Edgerton US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Клайд Эдгертон
エジャートン, クライド
Languages
English (243)
Japanese (1)
German (1)
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