Join us November 17th at 7:00pm to discuss “Walking Across Egypt” by Clyde Edgerton.
Set in rural North Carolina, Walking Across Egypt is a sweet, funny, down-home tale about seventy-eight year old Mattie Rigsbee. Though she is starting to show a few signs of a failing memory, Mattie is still a feisty, strong-minded lady. She is a devoutly Christian widow who makes a mean pound cake and misses having someone to cook for and to love. She would really like to have some grandchildren, but her children aren’t complying, so she opens up her heart and her home to Wesley Benfield, a hapless juvenile delinquent who needs Mattie as much as she needs him.