Freshwater Road

Freshwater Road

Book - 2006 | 1st trade pbk ed.
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It is the summer of 1964, and University of Michigan sophomore Celeste Tyree travels to Mississippi to volunteer her efforts in Freedom Summer. She ends up helping voters register in the small town of Pineyville, a place best known for a notorious lynching that occurred only a few years earlier. Through her work, Celeste finds inner strength as she helps lift the veil of oppression and learns valuable lessons about race, social change and violence. Sensitively written and refreshingly honest, Freshwater Road is one of the best civil rights novels available.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2006.
Edition: 1st trade pbk ed.
ISBN: 9781416524823
Characteristics: 410 p.


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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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