Freshwater Road

Freshwater Road

Book - 2005
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The critically acclaimed debut novel from pioneering actress and writer Denise Nicholas tells the story of one young woman's coming of age via the political and social upheavals of the civil rights movement. Nineteen-year-old Celeste Tyree leaves Ann Arbor to go to Pineyville, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964 to help found a voter registration project as part of Freedom Summer. As the summer unfolds, she confronts not only the political realities of race and poverty in this tiny town, but also deep truths about her family and herself. Drawing on Nicholas' own involvement in the movement, Freshwater Road was hailed by Newsday as "Perhaps the best work of fiction ever done about the civil rights movement."
Publisher: Chicago : Agate, c2005.
ISBN: 9781932841107
Branch Call Number: FIC NICHOLA
Characteristics: 335 p. ; 24 cm.


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Jan 20, 2014

Apparently this book is part of a series by the author on the role of faith. If you're not into religion, you might want to skip it. Although the story sounded interesting, I'm not interested in being the target of a missionary. Nicholas has every right to write as she pleases and the book has been well-received; it's just not for me.


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