Walking Across Egypt

Walking Across Egypt

A Novel

Book - 1987
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"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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1987.
ISBN: 9780912697512
Branch Call Number: EDGER
Characteristics: 216 p. ; 19 cm.


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Dec 20, 2014

Enjoyable listening on CD while working and traveling.

multcolib_susannel Aug 18, 2014

Loved this book! At 78 Mattie thinks she should be slowing down, but when a stray dog wanders into the yard it sets off a whole chain of events that makes you wonder if her neighbors, her church ladies, her family and a runaway juvenile delinquent have to run as fast as they can just to keep up with her!

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