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by Fred Chappell
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  • Author:
    Fred Chappell
  • ISBN:
    080711216X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0807112168
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Louisiana State Univ Pr; Louisiana paperback ed edition (May 1, 1985)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
  • Subcategory:
    United States
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  • Rating:
    4.8
  • Votes:
    690
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Wonderfully funny and also deeply touching, I Am One of You Forever is the story of a young boy's coming of ag. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

Wonderfully funny and also deeply touching, I Am One of You Forever is the story of a young boy's coming of age. Set in the hills and hollows of western North Carolina in the years around World War I.

Jess would seem to be a thinly veiled autobiographical representation of Chappell

This book (published in 1985) is the first of what some call the "Kirkman Tetralogy"-four books narrated by Jess Kirkman. Jess would seem to be a thinly veiled autobiographical representation of Chappell. In this book, we visit his memories of preteen years growing up in North Carolina in the 1940s.

I Am One of You Forever by Fred Chappell. 18 people like this topic. Want to like this page?

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This, the first in Fred Chappell's tetralogy of books about Joe Robert Kirkman and his family, consists . I've read this book five or six times, and Chappell's storytelling gets better with each reading.

This, the first in Fred Chappell's tetralogy of books about Joe Robert Kirkman and his family, consists of ten stories about ten-year-old (at the start of the book) Jess Kirkman's encounters with four of his mother's relatives, the live-in hired hand on the Kirkman farm, and some of their neighbors.

I Am One of You Forever. Mr. Chappel. raw upon a rich tale-telling skill to bring into merry remembrance the stories of those who themselves stand soberly at the still point of the turning Earth, where time and the timeless intersect. Brighten the Corner Where You Are. SHORT STORIES. James E. Person, The Washington Times. Enchanted and enchanting. This book deserves to be read, and taught, and loved. Beth Gutcheon, San Jose Mercury News. e remains an industrious chronicler of the changing South, evoking a nostalgia for the past and a recognition of the present with the same keen-eyed clarity.

Fred Chappell, quote from I Am One of You Forever. There were too many things suddenly that I didn’t understand, and I didn’t know what to do about it. I knew that I needed to be older, but that’s not enough. Each quote represents a book that is interesting, well written and has potential to enhance the reader’s life. We also accept submissions from our visitors and will select the quotes we feel are most appealing to the BookQuoters community.

Yellow light filled the attic. He held one of the bands and stroked his finger along the inside and it came away reddish. Rust, he thought; but it didn't flake; it wasn't gritty like rust. The light locked with the dust-tons of dust up here-and the atmosphere of the place stuffed his head like a fever. It was old, caked blood.

Fred Chappell taught at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for over 40 years, where he helped establish the MFA in writing program and received the O. .I Am One of You Forever, Louisiana State University Press, 1985

Fred Chappell taught at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro for over 40 years, where he helped establish the MFA in writing program and received the O. Max Gardner Award for teaching. His essay collections include Plow Naked: Selected Essays on Poetry (1993) and A Way of Happening: Observations of Contemporary Poetry (1998). I Am One of You Forever, Louisiana State University Press, 1985. Brighten the Corner Where You Are, St. Martin’s Press (New York, NY), 1989. More Shapes than One (stories), St. Martin’s Press (New York, NY), 1991. Farewell, I’m Bound to Leave You (connected short stories), Picador (New York, NY), 1996.

This is one of my top five books of all time All together I did like how the book had most of the family together the whole way through the book. MCov, August 25, 2009.

This is one of my top five books of all time. Poignant and funny, a series of magical uncles visits a rural North Carolina farm - as told as memoir. All together I did like how the book had most of the family together the whole way through the book.

Jess, a ten-year-old, grows up amongst a large group of eccentric relatives on his parents' farm

Shak
My teenager needed this for school. It arrived fast and in perfect condition. The story was so interesting, I ended up reading afterwards. There were moments in the story I was literally laughing out loud and then others when I was in tears. Beautiful and heartfelt story.
TheJonnyTest
The father-son relationship was richly told. Their "rusties" were funny, and they seemed to really enjoy each other. Despite their lack of riches, the family was loving and caring. Even Johnson had a place in their family and in their lives. The storytellers, the uncles, enriched their lives and made Jess a storyteller also. The author, Chappell, filled the story with humor, tragedy, and just plain old joy. I liked everything about the book.
Sandra
Lanin
I was assigned this book for an Appalachian Literature course and loved it! The stories are woven together into an overarching narrative of the young narrator's upbringing in Appalachia and his odd family. The stories are approached with respect to the Appalachian region and its folk traditions, while also being engaging and memorable. A wonderful book. I cannot recommend it enough!
Zyangup
Son being forced to read this summer for school. I would not make him otherwise.
Qiahmagha
The novel was engaging, entertaining (my wife wondered why I was laughing out loud quite so much), and endearing. Sort of a whimsical remembrance of how things were (or weren't, I was never quite certain) as the protagonist grew in his boyhood. Tall tales well told.
Opilar
A very intriguing read about Jesse and his family. Especially crazy relatives that come over to visit him.
salivan
I Love this book and am buying it again for a reread. Gave my first copy away. I don't reread often because there is definitely too many books and too little time.
Fred Chappell is a wonderful writer.