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The author of the book: Anna Jean Mayhew
ISBN: 145513189X
ISBN 13: 9781455131891
Language: English
Edition: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date of issue: December 1st 2011
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In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation and 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, wounded to indomitable.


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Ebook The Dry Grass of August read Online! Anna Jean (A.J.) Mayhew’s first novel, The Dry Grass of August, won the 2011 Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, and was an Okra Pick of the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Delta Magazine of Mississippi included the book as one of the top five novels of 2011. A Blackstone Audio book came out in December, and the novel is being translated into French and Italian for release in 2013. Last September, A. J. dined with Governor Beverly Perdue and the First Gentleman at a gathering to honor North Carolina authors, and is now working on her next novel, Tomorrow’s Bread. She will be on the faculty of the Hub City Writers Project at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, July 13-15, 2012, at On the Same Page Literary Festival September 13-15, 2012, and at Table Rock Writers Conference September 17-21, 2012.


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