In this beautifully written debut, Anna jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation and what it will be mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood and for the woman who means the world to her.
On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen year old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie and her siblings, her mother and family’s black maid Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been their cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father’s rages and her mother’s benign neglect,and loving Jubie unconditionally.
Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the ant-intergration signs they pass and of racial tension that buds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents failings and limitations, decided where her own convictions lie and make the tumultuous leap to independence.
Infused with the intensity of changing time, here is a story of hope heartbreak, and the love and courage that can transform us from child to adult, wounded to indomitable.
Hello TTT Ladies
Please show your support on 23 April 2013 6:30 pm at The Augusta Richmond County Public Library 823 Telfair Street Augusta, Ga 30906
Sherryl, aka HoneyBadger will facilitate” The Dry Grass Of August” by Anna Jean Mayhew