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Walking across Egypt : a novel
Clyde Edgerton
Adult Fiction EDGERTO

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Summary: "An unpretentious, finely-crafted novel that will linger with the readers like the last strains of a favorite hymn. It is more enjoyable than a pitcher full of sweet tea and one of Mattie's home-cooked dinners."-- The Atlanta Journal & Constitution She had as much business keeping a stray dog as she had walking across Egypt--which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn. She's Mattie Rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior citizen, who at 78, might be slowing down just a bit. When young, 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 witty, down-home and real, Walking Across Egypt is a book for everyone.


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main characters Mattie Rigsbee
Female
Age: 78
Widow
Strong-willed; despairs that her children will never give her grandchildren.

Wesley Benfield
Male
Age: 16
Orphan



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