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NEVER LIE DOWN

NEVER LIE DOWN

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Carol Goodman has written a captivating novel about the life of two young girls in 1933, the height of the Depression, weaving in the stories of the families, a local murder, and the racial tensions that erupt in their community. Ms. Goodman puts the reader in the midst of this turmoil with subtlety and uncanny perception. Th is novel is a literary delicacy not to be

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Carol Goodman has written a captivating novel about the life of two young girls in 1933, the height of the Depression, weaving in the stories of the families, a local murder, and the racial tensions that erupt in their community. Ms. Goodman puts the reader in the midst of this turmoil with subtlety and uncanny perception. Th is novel is a literary delicacy not to be missed.

-Meg Peterson, author of Madam, Have You Ever Been Happy


J. Carol Goodman, the well-known short story writer, has turned her considerable talents to the novel. She has written a riveting tale of young friendship and coming of age amidst a swirl of dark events set in a small New Jersey town during the Great Depression. It is a story of mystery, laugh-out-loud humor, deep humanity, and considerable charm. You will fall in love with Theodora.

-Jan Slepian, author of award-winning The Alfred Summer and Astonishment: Life in the Slow Lane.


Daring, dangerous and sometimes hilarious adventures, Theodora Davis, a minister's daughter, in the height of the epression and her best friend, Glorybe, are determined to make money to put food on the table. Her father is ill and might lose his job or even die. Theodora has her first serious crush on him as she comes of age.


The story occurs in the backdrop of racial tensions, which affects Theodore's Colored friend, Jeremiah Johnson, who worked in the yard of the murdered man. Was he the murderer?


Tension also rises between Theodore's mother and father. Her mother is bombshell of an activist, unheard of in those days, to give "Colored" people equal rights. Her father believes the only way to bring about change is to change peoples' hearts through the spirit of God.


He is frightened that her mother's actions are endangering the very people she so fervently wants to help. Th is conflict is resolved through a startling act at the end by Theodora's father, an act that is against his moral precepts and against the law.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450255448
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/26/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
214 KB

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