In the Country of Women

In the Country of Women A Memoir - Thorndike Press Large Print Biography and Memoirs

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Synopsis

"In the Country of Women is a valuable social history and a personal narrative that reads like a love song to America and indomitable women. In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. After college, they married and drove to Amherst, Massachusetts, where Straight met her teacher and mentor, James Baldwin, who encouraged her to write. Once back in Riverside, at driveway barbecues and fish fries with the large, close-knit Sims family, Straight--and eventually her three daughters--heard for decades the stories of Dwayne's female ancestors. Some women escaped violence in post-slavery Tennessee, some escaped murder in Jim Crow Mississippi, and some fled abusive men. Straight's mother-in-law, Alberta Sims, is the descendant at the heart of this memoir. Susan's family, too, reflects the

Book information

ISBN: 9781432873127
Publisher: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company
Imprint: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: (large print) ; cm
Weight: 658g
Height: 218mm
Width: 145mm
Spine width: 28mm