The Resource Lavina, Mary Marcus

Lavina, Mary Marcus

Label
Lavina
Title
Lavina
Statement of responsibility
Mary Marcus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lavina traverses the near present, in the 1990's and the segregated South of the 1960's. It is the story of Mary Jacob, a children's book author who has virtually no memory of her early life. Billy Ray, Lavina's son and a musical genius, remembers all too well what happened to them on a hot August day in 1963 when their lives changed forever. When the two of them meet again in their hometown, it propels them back to their childhoods. In the second part of the novel, Lavina herself speaks. She is uneducated, but a woman of great mind and heart, who put her life on the line, not because she was so brave, not because she had political aspirations, but for the simple reason that she believed in God and wanted the world to be better for her son. She wanted to do the right thing
Summary
Returning to Louisiana after thirty years to visit her sick father, Mary Jacob reconnects with Billy Ray, the son of her black childhood maid Lavina, and the two revisit the events that led to Lavina's death at a sit-in
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10430669
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marcus, Mary
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American women
  • Louisiana
Target audience
adult
Label
Lavina, Mary Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884815251
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781611882018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884815251
Label
Lavina, Mary Marcus
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn884815251
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
357 pages
Isbn
9781611882018
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)884815251

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