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Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction
     

Praying for Sheetrock: A Work of Nonfiction

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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:
368
Sales rank:
218,351
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(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: A Work Of Nonfiction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived in McIntosh County for 10 LONG years, and this book reflects it to a tee..........