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Queen Of The Turtle Derby And Other Southern Phenomena
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date April 12, 2005
Pages 202
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812973617
ISBN-10 0812973615
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.38 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
A collection of essays written in classic Dixie storytelling fashion includes both original pieces as well as several published in prominent magazines and offers a perspective on the unique culture of the American South, from its unspoken codes of conduct and fashions to regional beliefs about religion and politics. Reader's Guide included. Reprint. 16,500 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In classic Dixie storytelling fashion, with a rare blend of literary elegance and plainspoken humor, the inimitably charming, staunchly Southern Julia Reed wends her way below the Mason-Dixon line and observes many phenomena– from politics, religion, and women to weather, guns, and what she calls “drinking and other Southern pursuits.” To hear Reed tell it, the South is another country. She builds an entertaining and persuasive case, using as examples everything from its unfathomable codes of conduct to its disciplined fashion sense. And then there is Southern food, which is an entire world apart: Gumbo, grits, greens, and, of course, fried chicken make memorable appearances in Reed’s essays, which will amuse, delight, and even explain a thing or two to baffled Yankees everywhere.

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Hardcover
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from Random House Inc (April 1, 2004)
9780679409045 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Collects essays offering a perspective on the unique culture of the American South, from its unspoken codes of conduct and fashions to regional beliefs about religion and politics.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780812973617
 
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Reprint edition from Random House Inc (April 12, 2005); titled "Queen Of The Turtle Derby And Other Southern Phenomena"
9780812973617 | details & prices | 202 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A collection of essays written in classic Dixie storytelling fashion includes both original pieces as well as several published in prominent magazines and offers a perspective on the unique culture of the American South, from its unspoken codes of conduct and fashions to regional beliefs about religion and politics.

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