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Product Description: A Washington Post Top 50 Fiction Book for 2014Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award finalist In Mr.Tall, his first story collection in two decades, Tony Earley brings us seven rueful, bittersweet, riotous studies of characters both ordinary and mythical, seeking to make sense of the world transforming around them...read more

Hardcover:

9780316246125 | Little Brown & Co, August 26, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A Washington Post Top 50 Fiction Book for 2014Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award finalist In Mr.

Paperback:

9780316246149 | Back Bay Books, August 11, 2015, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A Washington Post Top 50 Fiction Book for 2014Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award finalist In Mr.

Product Description: This is the book that in hardcover won unanimous praise from reviewers, who called it "beautiful and transcendent" (The Boston Globe), a book that "measures the arc of a culture's mortality in small, personal increments" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), is written "in a poker-faced style that always seems on the verge of exploding into manic laughter or howls of pain" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)...read more

Hardcover:

9781565123021 | Algonquin Books, May 1, 2001, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The author offers eleven essays about growing up in front of the television, fully ensconced in the imaginary world of Mayberry, Gilligan's Island, and the Brady Bunch.

Paperback:

9781565123601 | Algonquin Books, May 17, 2002, cover price $13.00 | About this edition: The author offers eleven essays about growing up in front of the television, fully ensconced in the imaginary world of Mayberry, Gilligan's Island, and the Brady Bunch.

CD/Spoken Word:

9781565114630 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, May 1, 2001), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The author offers his take on God, death, civilization, and family, and discusses his struggle with clinical depression.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781565114623 | Unabridged edition (Highbridge Co, May 1, 2001), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The author offers his take on God, death, civilization, and family, and discusses his struggle with clinical depression.

Prebinding:

9781439568477 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, November 3, 2008), cover price $22.00 | About this edition: This is the book that in hardcover won unanimous praise from reviewers, who called it "beautiful and transcendent" (The Boston Globe), a book that "measures the arc of a culture's mortality in small, personal increments" (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), is written "in a poker-faced style that always seems on the verge of exploding into manic laughter or howls of pain" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

Tony Earley made his debut with Here We Are in Paradise, a superbly understated collection of (mostly) small-town vignettes. He returns to the same terrain in his first novel, Jim the Boy, setting this coming-of-age story in a remote North Carolina hamlet. The year is 1934, and like the rest of the country, Aliceville is feeling the pinch of the Great Depression. Yet neither Jim nor his mother nor his three uncles--who have split the paternal role neatly among themselves since the death of Jim's father a decade earlier--are feeling much in the way of economic pain. Indeed, if you stuck a satellite dish on the front lawn, the story might be taking place in the New South rather than the older, bucolic one.This isn't to suggest that Earley is deaf to social detail. Indeed, there are all sorts of wonderful touches, like the d+¬cor in Jim's classroom,with its "large, colorful maps of the United States, the Confederacy, and the Holy Land during the time of Jesus." But Jim the Boy is very much the tale of a 10-year-old's expanding consciousness, which at first barely extends beyond the family property. Earley has a real gift for conveying childhood epiphanies, like Jim's sudden apprehension of the wider world during a trip in Uncle Al's truck:Two thoughts came to Jim at once, joined by a thread of amazement: he thought, People live here, and he thought, They don't know who I am. At that moment the world opened up around Jim like hands that, until that moment, had been cupped around him; he felt very small, almost invisible, in the open air of their center, but knew that the hands would not let him go. It was almost like flying.The simple lyricism and anti-ironic sweetness work mostly to the book's advantage. There are times, it's true, when Earley sands his prose down to an unnatural smoothness, and we seem to be edging toward the sentimental precincts of a young-adult novel. But on the whole, Jim the Boy is a lovely, meticulous work--a song of innocence and (eventually) experience, delivered with just a hint of a North Carolina accent. --James Marcus

Hardcover:

9781568959900 | Large print edition (Wheeler Pub Inc, December 1, 2000), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: Tony Earley made his debut with Here We Are in Paradise, a superbly understated collection of (mostly) small-town vignettes.
9780316199643 | Little Brown & Co, June 1, 2000, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Describes the life of a young boy in a small southern town in the early twentieth century as he begins to explore the confusing adult world that surrounds him and begins to take his own first steps toward maturity

Paperback:

9780316198950 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, April 1, 2001), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Describes the life of a young boy in a small southern town in the early twentieth century as he begins to explore the confusing adult world that surrounds him and begins to take his own first steps toward maturity.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781570429057 | Unabridged edition (Hachette Audio, June 1, 2000), cover price $24.98 | About this edition: Describes the life of a young boy in a small southern town in the early twentieth century as he begins to explore the confusing adult world that surrounds him and begins to take his own first steps toward maturity.

Reinforced:

9780606286756 | Demco Media, July 1, 2003, cover price $22.30 | About this edition: Describes the life of a young boy in a small southern town in the early twentieth century as he begins to explore the confusing adult world that surrounds him and begins to take his own first steps toward maturity.

Prebinding:

9781435295544 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 5, 2008), cover price $21.99
9780613338271 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Describes the life of a young boy in a small southern town in the early twentieth century as he begins to explore the confusing adult world that surrounds him and begins to take his own first steps toward maturity.

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Product Description: Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy. Now a teenager, Jim returns in another tender and wise story of young love on the eve of World War Two...read more

Hardcover:

9780316199070 | 1 edition (Little Brown & Co, March 10, 2008), cover price $23.99 | About this edition: A sequel to Jim the Boy finds a teenage Jim falling in love with classmate Crissie Steppe, whose boyfriend has joined the Navy on the eve of World War II and whom Jim vows to win over in the young soldier's absence, until the sobering realities of war bring all of them a new perspective.

Paperback:

9780316008051 | Reprint edition (Back Bay Books, August 26, 2009), cover price $13.99 | About this edition: Seven years ago, readers everywhere fell in love with Jim Glass, the precocious ten-year-old at the heart of Tony Earley's bestseller Jim the Boy.

Miscellaneous:

9780316029100 | Little Brown & Co, March 10, 2008, cover price $9.99

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Miscellaneous:

9780759523197 | Little Brown & Co, April 25, 2001, cover price $9.99

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A collection of short stories by new voices in Southern literature features Michael Knight, Clyde Edgerton, Mary Gordon George Singleton, Mary Clyde, Tom Franklin, and many others. Original. (view table of contents)

Paperback:

9781565122475 | Algonquin Books, January 9, 1999, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Stories by writers with Southern backgrounds deal with the modern problems of life in the South

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Product Description: This collection of stories, set in various locales of North Carolina create entire worlds and indelible moments as only the best short fiction does.

Hardcover:

9780316199629 | Little Brown & Co, February 1, 1994, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A collection of powerful short stories set in North Carolina includes 'Charlotte,' about a professional wrestling extravaganza that uncovers a young couple's differences, and 'Gettysburg,' in which a middle-aged man falls in love--with his wife.

Paperback:

9780316199490 | Back Bay Books, April 1, 1997, cover price $13.99 | About this edition: This collection of stories, set in various locales of North Carolina create entire worlds and indelible moments as only the best short fiction does.

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