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The two lives of Sara  Cover Image Book Book

The two lives of Sara / Catherine Adel West.

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  • ISBN: 9780778333227
  • ISBN: 0778333221
  • Physical Description: 309 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: (Toronto, ON) : Park Row Books, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
Sara King has nothing, save for her secrets and the baby in her belly, as she boards the bus to Memphis, hoping to outrun her past in Chicago. She is welcomed with open arms by Mama Sugar, a kindly matriarch and owner of the popular boardinghouse The Scarlet Poplar. Like many cities in early 1960s America, Memphis is still segregated, but change is in the air. News spreads of the Freedom Riders. Across the country, people like Martin Luther King Jr. are leading the fight for equal rights. Black literature and music provide the stories and soundtrack for these turbulent and hopeful times, and Sara finds herself drawn in by conversations of education, politics and a brighter tomorrow with Jonas, a local schoolteacher. Romance blooms between them, but secrets from Mama Sugar's past threaten their newfound happiness with Sara and Jonas soon caught in the crosshairs, leading Sara to make decisions that will reshape the rest of their lives.
Subject: African Americans > Fiction.
African Americans > Civil rights > Fiction.
Boardinghouses > Tennessee > Memphis > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Civil rights movement > Fiction.
Nineteen sixties > Fiction.
Memphis (Tenn.) > Fiction.
Tennessee > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Social problem fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.


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