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by Ellen Morris Prewitt

  • Narrated by: Ellen Morris Prewitt
  • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
  • Release date: 12-31-18
  • Language: English

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Cain’t Do Nothing with Love was the winner of the CIPA EVVY Audio Book Award 2014. All stories treat the most difficult topics – death, religion, family – with sharp humor and urgent respect.

“Lucky Critters”

A lonely young woman in Florence, Alabama, reacts to the sudden death of her boyfriend by connecting with his killer. Full of dark humor, “Lucky Critters” first appeared in the Peralta Press, the winner of its 2K2 Award.

“Rollerblader for Jesus”

A fifth-grader in rural Mississippi who is intent on being the smartest girl in her class sees Jesus in her closet; he advises her to “Skate On”. Told with irreverent humor, “Rollerblader for Jesus” first appeared in Gulf Coast Literary Journal.

“Aint’ No Commies ‘Round Here”

An aging farmer in Tuscumbia, Alabama, must learn to love his grown-up nephew, even if the young man is a liberal hippie freak. “Ain’t No Commies ‘Round Here” is a poignant story about the importance of family relationships in a changing world. 

“Baby Dog, Peewee Ned, and the Devil’s Naked Butt”

Grief over the death of her parents leads a young woman in Memphis, Tennessee, to invite the Devil into her home. A story of humor and longing, “Baby Dog” first appeared in Hurricane Review.

“It Does Not Good Whatsoever to Stay Bitter”

A former addict in rural Mississippi must decide how to react to her family’s lack of support for her recovery program. “It Does No Good Whatsoever to Stay Bitter” treats several touchy topics – addiction, family strife, and sexual identity – with acerbic humor.

“Superman at the Manor”

The son of a retirement home resident in Charlotte, North Carolina, arrives at the nursing home’s happy hour in his Halloween costume. Using poignant humor, “Superman at the Manor” explores a son’s rocky relationship with his mother. 

“A Trip to the Lawyer”

A college student in rural Mississippi, confused by the changes happening in her family, turns to a good-looking lawyer for advice. A story of slapstick Southern humor, “A Trip to the Lawyer” first appeared in RedHot ChickLit Review.

“The Gift of the Elephant”

In an act of radical hospitality, a man from India offers to repay the kindness of Canton, Mississippi, by giving the city an elephant. A story of gentle truths, “The Gift of the Elephant” was nominated for Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses by Eureka Literary Magazine

“Show the Clothes”

Can the intervention of a stranger in Memphis, Tennessee, keep a disagreement between a model and a luncheon guest from turning into a cat fight? “Show the Clothes” is an acerbic story of a young woman’s daily struggle to make a living.

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Additional information

Author

Ellen Morris Prewitt

Language

English

Length

4 hrs and 4 mins

Narrated by

Ellen Morris Prewitt

Release date

12-31-18

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