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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library LARGE PRINT CHA (Text) 33500013618244 New Checked out 07/07/2022
Hawley Public Library LARGE PRINT CHA (Text) 33500013618251 New Checked out 07/19/2022

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  • ISBN: 1432898957
  • ISBN: 9781432898953
  • Physical Description: 545 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
    large print
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

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Summary, etc.: "1965 Growing up in the well-to-do town of Round Hill, North Carolina, Ellie Hockley was raised to be a certain type of proper Southern lady. Enrolled in college and all but engaged to a bank manager, Ellie isn't as committed to her expected future as her family believes. She's chosen to spend her summer break as a volunteer helping to register black voters. But as Ellie follows her ideals fighting for the civil rights of the marginalized, her scandalized parents scorn her efforts, and her neighbors reveal their prejudices. And when she loses her heart to a fellow volunteer, Ellie discovers the frightening true nature of the people living in Round Hill. 2010 Architect Kayla Carter and her husband designed a beautiful house for themselves in Round Hill's new development, Shadow Ridge Estates. It was supposed to be a home where they could raise their three-year-old daughter and grow old together. Instead, it's the place where Kayla's husband died in an accident--a fact known to a mysterious woman who warns Kayla against moving in. The woods and lake behind the property are reputed to be haunted, and the new home has been targeted by vandals leaving threatening notes. And Kayla's neighbor Ellie Hockley is harboring long buried secrets about the dark history of the land where her house was built. Two women. Two stories. Both on a collision course with the truth--no matter what that truth may bring to light--in Diane Chamberlain's riveting, powerful novel about the search for justice"--
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  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    During the summer prior to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, college student Ellie joins the SCOPE program in which white students from Northern states travel to the South to register Black people to vote. Having grown up in North Carolina, she doesn't quite fit in, and family and friends struggle to understand her work. Ellie soon realizes her situation isn't just uncomfortable but dangerous as discord builds between Black and white communities that will have ramifications for everyone. In 2010, recently widowed Kayla moves herself and her daughter into their new house, but threats and strange happenings make her wonder if it will ever really feel like home. Could the key to Kayla's current troubles lie in Ellie's past? Chamberlain uses her well-honed skill for alternating time lines to illustrate the all-too-real causes and consequences of our actions. A high-tension plot structures the consideration of equity and inclusion, especially as it relates to voting—a concept not as new as it seems. Sure to appeal to fans of readers who like their tension wrapped in social issues. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    During the summer prior to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, college student Ellie joins the SCOPE program in which white students from Northern states travel to the South to register Black people to vote. Having grown up in North Carolina, she doesn't quite fit in, and family and friends struggle to understand her work. Ellie soon realizes her situation isn't just uncomfortable but dangerous as discord builds between Black and white communities that will have ramifications for everyone. In 2010, recently widowed Kayla moves herself and her daughter into their new house, but threats and strange happenings make her wonder if it will ever really feel like home. Could the key to Kayla's current troubles lie in Ellie's past? Chamberlain uses her well-honed skill for alternating time lines to illustrate the all-too-real causes and consequences of our actions. A high-tension plot structures the consideration of equity and inclusion, especially as it relates to voting—a concept not as new as it seems. Sure to appeal to fans of readers who like their tension wrapped in social issues. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Civil rights movements United States 20th century Fiction
Summer Community Organization and Political Education (Organization) Fiction
Dwellings Fiction
North Carolina Fiction
Racism Fiction
Families Fiction
Widows Fiction
Secrecy Fiction
Large type books
large print books
FICTION / Family Life / General
Large type books
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.
Social problem fiction.
Historical fiction.
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