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Clyde Edgerton (born May 20, 1944) is an American author and English literature professor.

Born in Durham, North Carolina, his books are known for endearing characters, small-town Southern dialogue and realistic fire and brimstone religious sermons. His books are full of humor, while still respecting the characters' integrity.

He grew up in the small, rural town of Bethesda, North Carolina. He was the only child of Truma and Ernest Edgerton, who came from families of cotton and tobacco farmers, respectively.

In 1962 Edgerton enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, eventually major in English. During this time he was a student in the Air Force ROTC program where he learned to fly a small plane. After graduating in 1966, he entered the Air Force and served five years as a fighter pilot in the United States, Korea, Japan and Thailand.

After his time in service, Edgerton got his Master's degree in English and began a job as an English teacher at his old high school. Soon after, he also earned a doctorate.

He decided to become a writer in 1978 after watching Eudora Welty read a short story on public television.

Publication of Edgerton's first novel, Raney, the plot of which revolves around the marriage of a Free Will Baptist and an Episcopalian, ultimately led to Edgerton's leaving the teaching staff at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina (a Baptist institution). His later work, Killer Diller, is a thinly-veiled satire of that university and its administration, with whom Edgerton clashed over Raney.

All of Edgerton’s works are influenced in some way by his personal experiences. While much of his prose feels like reading a slice-of-life narrative, there is one text that is less Edgerton, and more “life” — his novel Redeye. Inspired by a visit to the Mesa Verde and Anasazi cliff dwellings, Clyde Edgerton uses that as a central location for the events of his story. The text is set in 1890s Colorado, and required an extensive amount of research when compared to his other works.

Currently he is a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Total Books: 71
The Floatplane Notebooks A Novel
2017 - The Floatplane Notebooks a Novel [Southern Revivals] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781611178227
ISBN-10: 1611178223
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Raney A Novel
2017 - Raney a Novel [Southern Revivals] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781611178234
ISBN-10: 1611178231
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Lunch at the Piccadilly
2015 - Lunch at the Piccadilly (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781616206277
ISBN-10: 1616206276
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers Advice to Dads of All Ages
The Night Train A Novel
2012 - The Night Train a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316117616
ISBN-10: 0316117617
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

The Bible Salesman
2009 - The Bible Salesman (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316117579
ISBN-10: 0316117579
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

The Bible Salesman
2008 - The Bible Salesman (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316117517
ISBN-10: 031611751X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

Walking Across Egypt
2008 - Walking Across Egypt (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781435299993
ISBN-10: 143529999X

Solo My Adventures in the Air
2006 - Solo My Adventures in the Air [Shannon Ravenel Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565125469
ISBN-10: 1565125460
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.7/5 Stars.

Show  Tell Writers on Writing
2006 - Show Tell Writers on Writing (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780971930896
ISBN-10: 0971930899

Lunch at the Piccadilly
2004 - Lunch at the Piccadilly (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345476784
ISBN-10: 0345476786
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

North Carolina
2003 - North Carolina (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781558687448
ISBN-10: 1558687440
Genres: Arts & Photography, Travel

Lunch at the Piccadilly
2003 - Lunch at the Piccadilly (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565121959
ISBN-10: 1565121953
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Floatplane Notebooks
2001 - Floatplane Notebooks (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780613126656
ISBN-10: 0613126653
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Where Trouble Sleeps
1999 - Where Trouble Sleeps (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780613175937
ISBN-10: 061317593X
Genre: Children's Books

1999 - Raney (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780785728962
ISBN-10: 0785728961
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

1997 - Raney (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780345419057
ISBN-10: 0345419057
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

Where Trouble Sleeps
1997 - Where Trouble Sleeps (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781565120617
ISBN-10: 1565120612
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

In Memory of Junior
1996 - In Memory of Junior (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780345410290
ISBN-10: 0345410297
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Killer Diller
1996 - Killer Diller (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780345410306
ISBN-10: 0345410300
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

The Floatplane Notebooks
1996 - The Floatplane Notebooks (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781567911985
ISBN-10: 1567911986

1991 - Killer Diller a Novel [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)