Through the Heart of the South

Through the Heart of the South

by Jody Meacham

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Overview

Every instinct Chris McAndrew developed growing up tells him the safe course for a white football player who supports racial integration at Shortridge High is to hold his tongue until he graduates and leaves his small railroad town for college.

That's what girlfriend Susan Marks wants him to do. It's what town patriarch Grampy Harvard demands.

But Monteenia, his family maid, sends him to school each morning with breakfast and a clean shirt. Malachi Stevens, the new teammate he comes to respect, gets a raw deal from their coaches. And Mr. Cooper, the glee club director, risks his job for his singers.

Chris knows where his loyalties lie, but will he pay the price to honor them?

THROUGH THE HEART OF THE SOUTH blends Kathryn Stockett's "The Help," exploring the South's convoluted racial mores around domestic servants, with Pat Conroy's "The Lords of Discipline" about life in a culture that demands rigid conformity.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011856709
Publisher: Jody Meacham
Publication date: 10/17/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 215 KB

About the Author

Jody Meacham began his newspaper writing career at the Asheville Citizen-Times, Charlotte News and Charlotte Observer in his native North Carolina, and later worked for the San Jose Mercury News in California. As a sports writer he covered topics ranging from NASCAR to equal sports opportunities for women to a half-dozen Olympic Games. Since leaving journalism in 2000, he has worked in public relations in sports and non-profits in San Jose.

He is a journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the author of a non-fiction sports book, "Figure Skating for Dummies," with gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi.This is his first novel.

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