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In the idyllic town of Lake Esther, Florida, little is allowed to ripple the surface calm—which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it. But when Deluth "removes" two young children from the local school because of the color of their skin, the sheriff's senseless act of cruelty sparks a fire under the women of Lake Esther that will scorch the lives of all involved. In their pursuit of justice, an indomitable heiress, a revered journalist, and a fading Southern Belle will forge an unlikely alliance across the racial divide. One that will change the face of the town—and their lives—forever.

Deeply moving and peopled with a rich cast of characters, Susan Carol McCarthy mines the hotbed of racism with insight and compassion. Bittersweet, inspirational and wholly compelling, True Fires confirms McCarthy’s reputation as a dazzling new voice in probing real-life events to interpret the injustices of our past.

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Synopsis:

When Sheriff Kyle DeLuth removes two youngsters from school because of the color of their skin, his cruel actions ignite a storm of protest among the women of the peaceful town of Lake Esther, Florida, that will change the town and all of their lives forever, in a story of racial segregation inspired by actual events. Reprint. 12,000 first printing.

About the Author

Susan Carol McCarthy lives in Carlsbad, California. Her acclaimed debut novel, Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands, was the winner of the 2003 Chautauqua South Fiction Award and was named one of the Best Fiction Books of 2002 by San Diego Magazine.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307418678
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
McCarthy, Susan Carol
Author:
Susan Carol McCarthy
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20041026
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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"Synopsis" by , When Sheriff Kyle DeLuth removes two youngsters from school because of the color of their skin, his cruel actions ignite a storm of protest among the women of the peaceful town of Lake Esther, Florida, that will change the town and all of their lives forever, in a story of racial segregation inspired by actual events. Reprint. 12,000 first printing.
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