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It is the summer of 1964. In Tupelo, Mississippi, the town of Elvis's birth, tensions are mounting over civil-rights demonstrations occurring ever more frequently - and violently - across the state. But in Paige Dunn's small, ramshackle house, there are more immediate concerns. Challenged by the effects of the polio she contracted during her last month of pregnancy, Paige is nonetheless determined to live as normal a life as possible and to raise her daughter, Diana, in the way she sees fit - with the support of her tough-talking black caregiver, Peacie.Diana is trying in her own fashion to live a normal life. As a fourteen-year-old, she wants to make money for clothes and magazines, to slough off the authority of her mother and Peacie, to figure out the puzzle that is boys, and to escape the oppressiveness she sees everywhere in her small town. What she can never escape, however, is the way her life is markedly different from others?. Nor can she escape her ongoing responsibility to assist in caring for her mother. Paige Dunn is attractive, charming, intelligent, and lively, but her needs are great - and relentless. As the summer unfolds, hate and adversity will visit this modest home. Despite the difficulties thrust upon them, each of the women will find her own path to independence, understanding, and peace. And Diana's mother, so mightily compromised, will end up giving her daughter an extraordinary gift few parents could match.

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Set in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964, Berg's new novel centers around a mother, struck down by polio, who is raising her daughter with humor and powerful discipline, teaching her to love life and enjoy freedom, despite life's reversals. Unabridged. 5 CDs.

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ISBN:
9781593557775
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Historical - General
Read:
Berg, Elizabeth
Author:
Berg, Elizabeth
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Publication Date:
April 2006
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.30x6.68x1.09 in. .61 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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"Synopsis" by , Set in Tupelo, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964, Berg's new novel centers around a mother, struck down by polio, who is raising her daughter with humor and powerful discipline, teaching her to love life and enjoy freedom, despite life's reversals. Unabridged. 5 CDs.
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