Alabama Writers

All Over but the Shoutin' - Leather with leather slipcase Rick Bragg

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' was named Memoir of the Year and was Rick Bragg's first book. It has become the icon story of a dirt poor Southern family and the strong woman who endured to raise her three sons. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

All Over but the Shoutin' Rick Bragg

ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN' was named Memoir of the Year and was Rick Bragg's first book. It has become the icon story of a dirt poor Southern family and the strong woman who endured to raise her three sons. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

Ava's Man Rick Bragg

AVA'S MAN is the second in Rick Bragg's family trilogy and tells the story of his grandfather, who was larger than life.

 

THIS COPY (shown below) was signed by Rick Bragg on the title page at the store. It is a first edition we obtained on the secondary market. Published in September of...

Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee tribute by Rick Bragg) Rick Bragg

GO SET A WATCHMAN is actually an early draft of To Kill a Mockingbird. it is set a generation later and gives the reader a clear picture of the prejudices of the South during these trying times. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story Rick Bragg

JERRY LEE LEWIS: HIS OWN STORY was researched while Rick Bragg spent the better part of two summers with Jerry Lee getting his complete life story in a one-on-one conversation conducted mostly in the superstar's bedroom. This is the first opportunity readers have to understand what really happened as Jerry Lee explains...

My Bookstore Rick Bragg

MY BOOKSTORE: WRITERS CELEBRATE THEIR FAVORITE PLACES TO BROWSE, READ AND SHOP was a collaborative effort by Ronald Rice (editor), Richard Russo (introduction), Leif Parsons (illustrator), and dozens of Americas finest authors writing about their favorite bookstores. We are proud to have been included and that Rick...

The Prince of Frogtown Rick Bragg

THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN is the third and final volume in Rick Bragg's family trilogy that includes All Over but the Shoutin' and Ava's Man. The storyline has a focus on Rick's remembrances of his father, and his interviews with those who knew him, as well as his relationship with his step-son.

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Saban: The Making of a Coach Monte Burke

SABAN: THE MAKING OF A COACH is a remarkable inside look at the greatest football coach in college history. Monte Burke was a tireless researcher and also relied on his one on one time with Coach Saban. This title has been selected as a Booksmith Timeless Classic, meaning it is among the best of the best for...

Becoming Mrs. Lewis Patti Callahan

BECOMING MRS. LEWIS won the Christy Award for 2019 Book of the Year. This honor is given to the novel considered by the...

My Exaggerated Life: Pat Conroy as Told to Katherine Clark Katherine Clark

MY EXAGGERATED LIFE: PAT CONROY AS TOLD TO KATHERINE CLARK is the powerful, no-holds-barred gut-wrenching life of one of the finest and most beloved writers of his generation. Most of his readers and fans know basically of his abusive father and pretentious mother, his brother's suicide and his sister's mental illness...