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Scorched earth, David L. Robbins

Label
Scorched earth
Title
Scorched earth
Statement of responsibility
David L. Robbins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inhabitants of Good Hope, Virginia, haven't felt the cooling effects of rain in weeks one brutally hot summer, and only a spark is needed to ignite the rage and hatred that have been so carefully hidden. A baby is born and then dies in the arms of her mother, Nora Carol, who is of mixed race. The child, Nora Carol, is buried quickly and quietly in the church graveyard. The white deacons of Good Hope's Victory Baptist Church have the body exhumed, an act that triggers events leading to a legal case and revealing secrets
Summary
The death of an infant of mixed race triggers a violent confrontation when the local Baptist church refuses to allow the child's burial in their cemetary, the church is later set ablaze, and the dead baby's black father is accused of the crime
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
009493
Cataloging source
SBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robbins, David L.
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parish councils
  • Exhumation
  • Racially mixed children
  • Lawyers
  • Arson
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
Label
Scorched earth, David L. Robbins
Instantiates
Publication
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
423636
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780553801767
Isbn Type
:
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553801767
  • (Sirsi) ADE-9860
Label
Scorched earth, David L. Robbins
Publication
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
423636
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780553801767
Isbn Type
:
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780553801767
  • (Sirsi) ADE-9860

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