Why did I love this book?
The Speckled Beauty by Rick Bragg is as extraordinary as his other books and carries his unique stamp: a small southern story told gloriously big. I’ve read just about everything written by Bragg and am enamored by his sublime, original voice. He began as a journalist and won the Pulitzer Prize in ’96 yet he’s never steered far from his humble roots. If you love great southern writing, put Rick Bragg on your list.