The Resource The sweetest hallelujah, Elaine Hussey

The sweetest hallelujah, Elaine Hussey

Label
The sweetest hallelujah
Title
The sweetest hallelujah
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Hussey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Betty Jewel Hughes was once the hottest black jazz singer in Memphis. But when she finds herself pregnant and alone, she gives up her dream of being a star to raise her beautiful daughter, Billie, in Shakerag, Mississippi. Now, ten years later, in 1955, Betty Jewel is dying of cancer and looking for someone to care for Billie when she's gone. With no one she can count on, Betty Jewel does the unthinkable: she takes out a want ad seeking a loving mother for her daughter. Meanwhile, on the other side of town, recently widowed Cassie Malone is an outspoken housewife insulated by her wealth and privileged white society. Working part-time at a newspaper, she is drawn to Betty Jewel through her mysterious ad. With racial tension in the South brewing, the womenforge a bond as deep as it is forbidden. But neither woman could have imagined the gifts they would find in each other, and in the sweet young girl they both love with all their hearts
Tone
Writing style
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10215227
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
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Hussey, Elaine
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.U849
LC item number
.S94 2013
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Jazz singers
  • Housewives
  • Children of cancer patients
  • Friendship
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
Label
The sweetest hallelujah, Elaine Hussey
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
in900864363
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9780778315193
Label
The sweetest hallelujah, Elaine Hussey
Publication
Control code
in900864363
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9780778315193

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