As the racial and civil upheaval following the assassination of Martin Luther King tear apart the Midwestern college town of Norton Bluffs, white Principal Cassie Daniel's junior high school becomes a battleground for suburban fear, university idealism, and black anger. Shaped by the integrated backwater where she grew up, Cassie must fight not only the racial and class attitudes that split her faculty, but also the idealism of her own husband in order to defen d the children from that same neighborhood, whose adolescence is being consumed by the conflict,
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Though purely fiction, Nowhere Else To Go arises from my experience raising children in a university town in the Sixties.From the Back Cover:
"An absorbing read. The classic story of a small American town caught up in the social and political upheavals of the 1960's, perfectly captured by Judy Kirscht in one big-hearted novel.:"
--Valerie Hobbs, author, Call it a Gift.
"An honest appraisal of the way racial tension in America comes alive in its schools ... a powerful drama of an unresolved problem that tears lives apart. A gripping story dealing with painful truths all too common in today's society."
--Mary Trimble, author, Tenderfoot.
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Book Description Florida Academic Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1890357308
Book Description Florida Academic Press, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 302 pages. 5.51x0.85x0.68 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1890357308