The dry grass of August: a novel

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In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation, what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood--and for the woman who means the world to her. . .On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there--cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father's rages and her mother's benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally.Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass, and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents' failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence. . .Infused with the intensity of a changing time, here is a story of hope, heartbreak, and the love and courage that can transform us--from child to adult, from wounded to indomitable.
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subject_facetAfrican American household employees -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction
Electronic books
Racism -- Fiction
Segregation -- Fiction
Southern States -- History -- 1951- -- Fiction
Southern States -- Race relations -- Fiction
Teenagers -- Fiction
Teenagers -- Southern States -- Fiction
title_displayThe dry grass of August
title_fullThe Dry Grass of August
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The dry grass of August : a novel [electronic resource] / Anna Jean Mayhew
The dry grass of August [electronic resource] / Anna Jean Mayhew
title_shortThe dry grass of August
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topic_facetAfrican American household employees
African Americans
Electronic books
Fiction
Historical Fiction
History
Literature
Race relations
Racism
Segregation
Teenagers