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Gar Fish & Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598006754
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598006759
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,566,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Gabriella Hartwell on January 21, 2011
Format: Paperback
What an easy and exciting read that flowed through my fingers! Alexander gets you right into the story from the start, and believe me, you won't want to put it down. I was actually upset when it ended, thinking, "give me more!" ;-) Through the many characters within his life as he grew up in Mississippi, he learns a lot of truths on life's journey. Some of those insights 1. Faith - how important it is to believe that what you desire is possible and on the way to you without any doubt. 2. Belief - how what you believe creates your experience
3. Abundance - there is an unlimited abundance within life and it takes the perception of this to fully have it manifested in one's life

These are just a few but it also brings up the "old" belief that it wasn't ok to get a divorce where people stayed with someone, even though they were abused and unhappy, because of this. I was rooting and cheering for the union of the ones that truly did love and complement each other, though what they followed prevented them from being with one another.

This book is a beautiful tapestry, weaving together all the parts of our divine essence that make us the same while honoring and bringing to light how essential the unique differences are. As we recognize and respect each other for who we are, we add more colors to the rainbow, the whole.

Such a comforting and inspiring journey, riding along the words of these pages.

~Gabriella Hartwell, Relationship Life Coach and Author of You Find Your Soul Mate When You Let Go of Searching
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It takes only reading the first page to see that GAR FISH AND LONG GRAVY was going to be a book that appealed not just to the mind but to the heart as well. Author Alexander Devereux takes you into his life and the experiences that truly helped shape him into the person that he is today. With himself firmly established he is now sharing those lessons with others so that we will continue to appreciate the blessings that we have each day.

Whether you were born with everything you could ever want or you are striving for the lifestyle that you feel as eluded you, GAR FISH AND LONG GRAVY teaches the importance of being content and happy no matter what you might have.

It's insightful and full of humor and life lessons, but at the end of the day it is a book about how a man from ordinary circumstances was able to do extraordinary things.
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Upon hearing the title of the book, my first reaction was; what? After reading it my reaction was, this was great. I wasn't sure what Gar Fish and Long Gravy was, and after finding out what Gar Fish is, I don't think I'll be eating or fishing for them (smile). However, I will be recommending this book as a good read for inspiration and a trip to a more laid back, serene, sensible, realistic look at life in the real South, with real black family experiences. The characters were all relatable and provided a good look into the life of proud black folks in the south during a generation when self pride and self respect were worth their weight in gold. The strong black woman has always been the thread that wove itself through the fabric of the black community. The strong black man was always the provider and protector of his family, whether he was faithful or not. God has played a pivotal role in African culture since the beginning of time, (check Genesis) and by extension in the African American community. Alexander did a great job in bring all of these truths together and guiding the reader in a cohesive, readable fashion which keep the reader interested. Grandmamma Lia is that quintessential black female from the not so distant past that the present culture needs and longs far. Knowing the author places a different level of connection and understanding to the stories in his book, reading his writing gives the reader a minuscule glimpse as to who he is. Alexander writes from the heart!
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I was immediately captivated by the title of this book. After reading the description and the bio of the author I felt compelled to purchase this book and share Mr. Devereux's view of "Southern Morality and wisdom". I bought the book on a whim and now feel it was more like a pre-ordained step toward spiritual growth and personal understanding. Alexander Devereux's open confession of raw emotion, love toward those people in his childhood that dried his tears, advised him with vintage truths that are basic to the human soul; touched me deeply and changed me for the better. No matter where you are from, or which road you are taking in your walk of life, "Gar Fish and Long Gravy: Memoirs of Southern Sensibility" will speak a truth you will identify with. It is in our hearts, minds and souls that "all men are created equal"...But it is the open minds and the open mouths of the south that the sensibilities are still alive and well. This book is a must read for everyone. As a reader with a BA in Anthropology I was forever touched. Thank you Mr. Devereux......
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