Listening to every heart
Cloud - I watched him on one of the Book/Author programs about 2.4 weeks ago. I was smitten by his writing, his wonderful voice, his overall view of "as it is, as it was" and his marvelous use of telling it like it was.
Ava's Man is the book that he was speaking about, but he also made mention of All Over But the Shouting and I had a good feeling one didn't want to read the second book without delving into the first. An easy read, you still want to reach for some iced tea or lemonade, or wonder at the coolness of that movie house that had the only AC in the surrounding neighborhood - you are brought back instantly to the fire-filled summers of the deep south, and the terrible unrest that swirled over their heads - for they were "as poor" if not poorer, at times, then their closest neighbors along those red, red roads...