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Praying for Sheetrock
     

Praying for Sheetrock

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by Melissa Fay Greene
 

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Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county where, in the 1970s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody. Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil

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Finalist for the 1991 National Book Award and a New York Times Notable book, Praying for Sheetrock is the story of McIntosh County, a small, isolated, and lovely place on the flowery coast of Georgia--and a county where, in the 1970s, the white sheriff still wielded all the power, controlling everything and everybody. Somehow the sweeping changes of the civil rights movement managed to bypass McIntosh entirely. It took one uneducated, unemployed black man, Thurnell Alston, to challenge the sheriff and his courthouse gang--and to change the way of life in this community forever. "An inspiring and absorbing account of the struggle for human dignity and racial equality" (Coretta Scott King)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306815171
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
340,596
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author


Melissa Fay Greene is an award-winning author and journalist whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, the Chicago Tribune, and Newsweek. She is also the author of Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster and the forthcoming There Is No Me Without You (Bloomsbury Press). She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Praying for Sheetrock 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived in McIntosh County for 10 LONG years, and this book reflects it to a tee..........
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this book for HI300 summer reading, so of course I went into it thinking it was going to be awful. I had no idea what the book was about either. Once I got into it I realized it was about McIntosh County, Georgia which is right near Savannah, Georgia (it's mentioned in the book a lot, too) which is where I live! The descriptions of the town are hilarious to me because each and every one of them was true back in the day and still is true now. Great book!