Walking Across Egypt (Paperback)

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She has as much business keeping a stray dog as she would 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 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.

Praise For…

“Reading this book is like sitting down to a big round table full of the best food you ever put in your mouth; you can’t quit eating for a minute, this is just so good.”
–LEE SMITH, bestselling author of The Last Girls

“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

“Genuinely funny, often poignant . . . Edgerton has captured the habits and manners of a small Southern community with loving precision.”
Greensboro News & Record

“[A] totally delicious bit-of-a-book . . . Reads faster than you’ll want it to, and ends far earlier.”
–The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A winner, a homespun romp that I suspect Mark Twain would have loved.”
The Columbia State

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345419071
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: June 23rd, 1997
Pages: 240