Rick Bragg


Bragg is a local celebrity in these parts, where he used to have a shotgun double just down from the store. He recently moved back to his old stomping grounds in Alabama, but is rumored to be looking for another house here in the Crescent City. A consummate story-teller, he's penned the acclaimed memoirs All Over But the Shouting and Ava's Man, as well as a collection of his Pulitzer Prize winning articles from his stint at the New York Times entitled Somebody Told Me.
Octavia Books podcast of interview with Rick Bragg (click here to listen)
As a special prelude to Rick Bragg's May 12, 2008 reading & booksigning at Octavia Books, we have produced our first podcast featuring an exclusive 12-minute interview in which Bragg talks about his new book, The Prince of Frogtown.

Rick Bragg to read & sign THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN on May 12 (click here for details)
Rick Bragg will read from and sign copies of THE PRINCE OF FROGTOWN at 6PM, Monday, May 12, 2008 at Octavia Books.

The Prince of Frogtown Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781400040407
Availability: Special Order. May not be available. Call the store for details.
Published: Knopf - May 6th, 2008

In this final volume of the beloved American saga that began with All Over but the Shoutin’ and continued with Ava’s Man, Rick Bragg closes his circle of family stories with an unforgettable tale about fathers and sons inspired by his own relationship with his ten-year-old stepson.


All Over but the Shoutin' Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679774020
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - September 8th, 1998

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year


Ava's Man Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375724442
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: Vintage - August 13th, 2002

With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin’ a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he’s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint on the people who loved him.


Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780375725524
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Published: Vintage - August 28th, 2001

With his bestselling All Over but the Shoutin', Rick Bragg gave us memorable stories of his own childhood. In Somebody Told Me, he offers the best of his work as a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist writing the remarkable stories of others.