Freshwater Road

Freshwater Road

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Baker & Taylor
Volunteering in the summer of 1964 to help voters to register in the small town of Pineyville, Mississippi, college student Celeste Tyree befriends several locals, learns powerful lessons about race and social change, and is targeted by people who view her as a threatening representation of unwanted change. Reprint. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
When University of Michigan sophomore Celeste Tyree travels to Mississippi to volunteer her efforts in Freedom Summer, she's assigned to help register voters in the small town of Pineyville, a place best known for a notorious lynching that occurred only a few years earlier. As the long, hot summer unfolds, Celeste befriends several members of the community, but there are also those who are threatened by her and the change that her presence in the South represents. Finding inner strength as she helps lift the veil of oppression and learns valuable lessons about race, social change, and violence, Celeste prepares her adult students for their showdown with the county registrar. All the while, she struggles with loneliness, a worried father in Detroit, and her burgeoning feelings for Ed Jolivette, a young man also in Mississippi for the summer.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2006, c2005
Edition: Pocket Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781416524823
Branch Call Number: FICTION NICHOLAS
Characteristics: 410 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 20, 2014

Apparently this book is part of a series by the author on the role of faith. If you're not into religion, you might want to skip it. Although the story sounded interesting, I'm not interested in being the target of a missionary. Nicholas has every right to write as she pleases and the book has been well-received; it's just not for me.


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