9780306815171

Praying for Sheetrock : A Work of Nonfiction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306815171

  • ISBN10:

    0306815176

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/28/2006
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Author Biography

Melissa Fay Greene is an award-winning author and journalist whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, and Newsweek. She is also the author of Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster and the forthcoming There Is No Me Without You (Bloomsbury Press). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi
Prologue 1(10)
Part One
One The Old Way
11(9)
Two Off the Road and Far From Money
20(17)
Three The Education of Thurnell Alston
37(18)
Four "Howdy Folks, This Your Lucky Day"
55(24)
Five Deacon Curry, Deacon Thorpe, and the Little Deputies
79(20)
Six Praying for Sheetrock
99(18)
Part Two
Seven Shoot a Man in Broad Daylight?
117(22)
Eight The Three Musketeers
139(13)
Nine Circuit Riding into the Past
152(19)
Ten The White Boys' Bible
171(24)
Eleven The Boycott
195(14)
Twelve "Got to Go Vote for My Little Thurnell"
209(24)
Thirteen The Old Fox Gets Away Again
233(16)
Part Three
Fourteen Commissioner Alston
249(21)
Fifteen "Through the Ocean of the Sea for Her Child"
270(25)
Sixteen The Music Man
295(31)
Seventeen "Head in the Lion's Mouth, Got to Ease It Out"
326(10)
Acknowledgments 336(1)
A Reader's Guide 337

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