Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena: Includes New Essays Published for the First Time

3.76 avg rating
( 401 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780812973617: Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena: Includes New Essays Published for the First Time
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

“Not since Eudora Welty has anybody captured in such sophisticated, often mordant prose the brave, gracious, perverse, reckless, God-fearing Southern soul like Julia reed. Whether she’s holding forth on fried chicken and catfish, guns, booze, cockfights, pestilence, or Southern womanhood, Reed loads both barrels and never misses the target. As a Carolina Tarheel, I rejoiced, cringed, marveled, and laughed myself sick at Reed’s outrageous tales and savvy insights, and I defy anybody–Southerner and Yankee alike–to come up for are after reading the first chapter.” –James Villas, author of Between Bites and My Mother's Southern Kitchen

"This is a wise and tender book. Julia Reed is a loving defender of the South. Long may she live and write. She understands the deep seriousness that underlies our Scotch-Irish, English, and African roots." -Ellen Gilchrist, author of I, Rhoda Manning, Go Hunting With My Daddy: And Other Stories

About the Author:

JULIA REED grew up in Greenville, Mississippi. She is a contributing editor and writer at The Wall Street Journal and Elle Décor Magazine. She has also written for The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. Reed divides her time between New Orleans and New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780679409045: Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0679409041 ISBN 13:  9780679409045
Publisher: Random House, 2004
Hardcover

9780965383301: Queen of the Turtle Derby and Other Southern Phenomena

Random..., 2004
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Reed, Julia
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9780812973617

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Reed, Julia
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780812973617

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Julia Reed
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. 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. Seller Inventory # BTE9780812973617

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Reed, Julia
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812973615. Seller Inventory # Z0812973615ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Reed, Julia
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812973615. Seller Inventory # Z0812973615ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Reed, Julia
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812973615. Seller Inventory # Z0812973615ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Reed, Julia
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812973615. Seller Inventory # Z0812973615ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Reed, Julia
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812973615. Seller Inventory # Z0812973615ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Reed, Julia
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812973615. Seller Inventory # Z0812973615ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Reed, Julia
Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks
ISBN 10: 0812973615 ISBN 13: 9780812973617
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Trade Paperbacks. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812973615. Seller Inventory # Z0812973615ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book