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The outskirts of hope : a memoir of the 1960s Deep South (edició 2015)

de Jo. Ivester

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In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester's father but her mother--a stay-at-home mother of four who became a high school English teacher when the family moved to the South--who made the most enduring mark on the town. In The Outskirts of Hope, Ivester uses journals left by her mother, as well as writings of her own, to paint a vivid, moving, and inspiring portrait of her family's experiences living and working in an all-black town during the height of the civil rights movement.… (més)
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Títol:The outskirts of hope : a memoir of the 1960s Deep South
Autors:Jo. Ivester
Informació:Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2015.
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What a perfectly wonderful book! I just want MORE! This was only two years but I was wishing that the story had continued with the move to Maimi---what happened there? And Ivester mentions that her sister Connie, wanted her to write about her adoption and there is only a brief mention of that in this book. As I am currently trying to get more information from my elderly mother right now I realize how hard it is as the years go by to remember things. It's wonderful that Aura wrote so many journals but when you're digging into the past there is almost never enough. Aura, surprising herself, really was an amazing early civil rights force and what a reward to have Jo go back to Mound Bayou 40 years later for an Epilogue. ( )
  nyiper | Apr 15, 2016 |
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In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester's father but her mother--a stay-at-home mother of four who became a high school English teacher when the family moved to the South--who made the most enduring mark on the town. In The Outskirts of Hope, Ivester uses journals left by her mother, as well as writings of her own, to paint a vivid, moving, and inspiring portrait of her family's experiences living and working in an all-black town during the height of the civil rights movement.

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