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The dry grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew

Label
The dry grass of August
Title
The dry grass of August
Statement of responsibility
Anna Jean Mayhew
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the explosive tensions of the South in the mid-1950s through the prism of a young girl's friendship with her black maid and the currents of violence, infidelity, and corruption that run beneath the polite surface of her family's life
Summary
In 1954, 13-year-old Jubie, along with her family and her family's black maid Mary Luther--who has always been there for her, making up for her father's rages and her mother's neglect--travels to Florida for vacation where she encounters racial tension and tragedy
Theme
Award
Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction, 2011.
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386569
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Mayhew, Anna Jean
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Families
  • Segregation
  • Racism
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
The dry grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Includes an author interview and a reading group guide
Control code
ocn656451648
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780758254092
System control number
(OCoLC)656451648
Label
The dry grass of August, Anna Jean Mayhew
Publication
Note
  • "A novel"--Cover
  • Includes an author interview and a reading group guide
Control code
ocn656451648
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
294 p.
Isbn
9780758254092
System control number
(OCoLC)656451648

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