She had as much business keeping a stray dog as she had walking across Egypt - which not so incidentally is the title of her favorite hymn. She's Mattie Rigsbee, an independent, strong-minded senior citizen, who at 78, might be slowing down just a bit. When young, delinquent Wesley Benfield drops in on her life, he is even less likely a companion than the stray dog. But, of course, the dog never tasted her mouth-watering pound cake... Wise witty, down-home and real, 'Walking across Egypt' is a book for everyone.