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The Resource Tomorrow's bread, Anna Jean Mayhew

Tomorrow's bread, Anna Jean Mayhew

Label
Tomorrow's bread
Title
Tomorrow's bread
Statement of responsibility
Anna Jean Mayhew
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of the acclaimed The Dry Grass of August comes a richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification--a moving story of loss, love, and resilience. In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city. Self-contained and vibrant, it has its own restaurants, schools, theaters, churches, and night clubs. There are shotgun shacks and poverty, along with well-maintained houses like the one Loraylee Hawkins shares with her young son, Hawk, her Uncle Ray, and her grandmother, Bibi. Loraylee's love for Archibald Griffin, Hawk's white father and manager of the cafeteria where she works, must be kept secret in the segregated South. Loraylee has heard rumors that the city plans to bulldoze her neighborhood, claiming it's dilapidated and dangerous. The government promises to provide new housing and relocate businesses. But locals like Pastor Ebenezer Polk, who's facing the demolition of his church, know the value of Brooklyn does not lie in bricks and mortar. Generations have lived, loved, and died here, supporting and strengthening each other. Yet street by street, longtime residents are being forced out. And Loraylee, searching for a way to keep her family together, will form new alliances--and find an unexpected path that may yet lead her home
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mayhew, Anna Jean
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A956
LC item number
T66 2019b
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American single mothers
  • African American families
  • Gentrification
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Charlotte (N.C.)
  • FICTION / African American / Historical
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Southern
  • North Carolina
Label
Tomorrow's bread, Anna Jean Mayhew
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reading group guide
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
on1043183647
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780758254108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1043183647
Label
Tomorrow's bread, Anna Jean Mayhew
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes a reading group guide
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
on1043183647
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780758254108
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1043183647

Library Locations

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