In 1962, in Albany, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Jr., tries and fails in his first attempts at nonviolent resistance. Rural churches harboring voter registration workers are routinely torched by Night Riders. Ku Klux Klan activities are at a peak, and law enforcement is often an accomplice.
Kansas Lacey is twelve years old, intensely curious about a world she devours through National Geographic magazines and endless questions for the adults in her life. She has lived near Albany in Sumner, Georgia, with her grandparents and their hired help, since her mother’s suicide years earlier. The Lacey family is prominent and respected, but riddled with an unspoken history of insanity, repression, addiction, and violence. Kansas catalogues these secrets as she uncovers them, determined to find out where she came from and why her mother killed herself.
With a big heart and an unflinching eye, Suzanne Hudson has given us a powerful coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the dawning Civil Rights movement; the story of a girl who believes that in piecing together her history she will somehow figure out who she wants to become.
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I like to say that Suzanne Hudson is a female Larry Brown because her writing is always raw, but never gratuitous, always passionate and compassionate, but never sentimental. In the Dark of the Moon will not disappoint." --Silas House, author of Clay’s Quilt and A Parchment of LeavesAbout the Author:
Suzanne Hudson is the acclaimed author of In a Temple of Trees and Opposable Thumbs and a contributor to the Blue Moon Café series. She lives in Baldwin County, Alabama where she is a middle school guidance counselor and creative writing teacher.
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Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 23MA3O009QR5
Book Description Lawson Library, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1596921854