A World Made of Fire A World Made of Fire

A World Made of Fire

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Publisher Description

"Mark Childress is an artist with an ear comparable to Eudora Welty's. I haven't read a Southern novel since Losing Battles that has given me such pleasure.  Harper Lee. An extraordinary burst of praise greeted Mark Childress's enthralling first novel, "A World Made of Fire." Set in Alabama at the turn of the century, it tells the story of Callie Bates and her adoring children; the preacherhusband leaving in a buggy after the wedding and returning with spiteful sermons about the children Callie gives birth to year after year in his absence. It is the story of the secret visitor who is the radiant element of Callie's life; of the tragic Christmas Day of 1909; and of the children who survive it  Jacko, believed to have magical powers because he was saved from the fire in his mother's arms, and young Stella, blighted by the sorrow she has witnessed. The poetic, non-comic novel that launched the career of the author of "Crazy in Alabama" and "One Mississippi." 


Mark Childress was born in Monroeville, Alabama and grew up in the Midwest and the South.  After working as a reporter and editor for The Birmingham News, Southern Living magazine, and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Childress published the first of his seven novels: A World Made of Fire, V For Victor, Tender, Crazy in Alabama, Gone for Good, One Mississippi, and Georgia Bottoms.  He also wrote the award-winning screenplay for the Columbia Pictures production of Crazy in Alabama, and has written three books for children. His articles and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Times of London, San Francisco Chronicle, Saturday Review, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Travel and Leisure, and other national and international publications.  He lives in Key West, Florida.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2011
May 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
283
Pages
PUBLISHER
Overture Books
SELLER
Mark Childress
SIZE
274
KB

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