Praise for "The Prince of Frogtown""
"Bragg crafts flowing sentences that vividly describe the southern Appalachian landscape and ways of life both old and new. . . . His father's story walks the line between humorous and heartbreaking . . . This book, much like his previous two memoirs, is lush with narratives about manhood, fathers and sons, families and the changing face of the rural South."
--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)
"Smooth and rich as bourbon."
"Bragg continues in the vein of his legendary storytelling, breathing life into a father he barely knew while learning to love a son."
Praise for "Ava's Man"
"Rick Bragg has written a powerful and poignant book about his kin, the kind of people we hear about too seldom . . . At the end I shared Rick's pride and awe of what his family had endured."
"It is hard to think of a writer who reminds us more forcefully and wonderfully of what people and families are all about."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Earthy, mischievous, yet gorgeous. . . . [Bragg's] tales . . . would not be out of place if they were told around a campfire."
--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"[Bragg] is every bit the equal of . . . Harper Lee and Truman Capote."
"[Bragg has] a true gift for great storytelling (the kind. . . that makes you think it's just a plain old story, until he gets to the end and you're either weeping or covered with goosebumps)."
--"New Orleans Times-Picayune"
"Here is a man with wit, devotion and a fierce sense of dignity."
--"Time Out New York
"Bragg writes like his grandfather drank. . . . He cuts loose with wonderful flowering descriptive floods . . . that can cripple another writer with envy."
--"The Miami Herald
"Praise for "All Over but the Shoutin'"
"An absolutely wonderful book."
"Rick Bragg writes like a man oshow more