A woman flees the South of the 1920's to join the Black migration Northward, marries a black rationalist and has a daughter, who returns to the South to fight for civil rights and find her own identity
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Marita Golden, author of MIGRATIONS OF THE HEART and A WOMAN'S PLACE, tells a gripping story of love and struggle in LONG DISTANCE LIFE. The novel chronicles seventy years in the life of one Black family's triumphs in escaping their sharecroppers' life in 1920s North Carolina, following them as they deal with the tumultuous urban world of 1980s Washington, D.C. Naomi Johnson finds a transforming life and love that nothing in Spring Hope, North Carolina could have prepared her for. A generation later, her daughter Esther discovers herself through the Civil Rights movement. Caught in the web of history, Esther and her two sons Nathaniel and Logan play out their parts on a world stage that constantly changes, protected always by the one thing that never changes--their love for each other.From the Inside Flap:
l of impressive artistry and power." The Washington Post
Caught in the web of history, generations of an African-American family play out their parts on a world stage that constantly changes, protected always by the love of one another, which never will.
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Book Description Doubleday, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0385194552
Book Description Doubeday, NY, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Bookseller Inventory # 046949
Book Description Doubleday, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385194552
Book Description Doubleday. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0385194552 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0122986