Book: Return to Taylor's Crossing by Janie Dempsey Wattscategories: Book, Civil Rights, African-American History, Love Stories, Highwaymen Artists, Southern, Georgia, 1950s, Hate Crimes, KKK, Literary Fiction
Janie Dempsey Wattsabout this book: "A 1950s story about a time that continues to haunt African Americans in the South. It is a compelling story of hate, love and victory. The author tells this must-read story from different points of view, engaging the reader into history and the secret lives of the people of Taylor's Crossing."--Ruth P. Watson, author, Blackberry Days of Summer and An Elderberry Fall
Inspired by an actual KKK attack, this story follows the impact of a hate crime on six different people. Abednego, 19, and Lola, 17, are the only two of color in a small Georgia farming community where they both work. As KKK violence grows closer, they are drawn to each other. As their attraction grows, so does the unwanted attention of the locals, resulting in brutal attacks. Their lives are thrown off course for many years--until Abednego decides to return to the scene of the crime to make sense of his life, and to seek out his first love.
Told from six different points of view, this novel is an Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion winner, and third place winner in the Frank Yerby Literary Competition.
preview: read a sample from this book
what to read next: if you read and liked this book...
Other books by Janie Dempsey Watts
• Book Review: Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers - A collection of short stories by Janie Dempsey Watts|
• Book Review: The Wished-For Country - Stories of American Courage by Rebecca Del Giudice|
|show list of all published reviews | subscribe to the feed|
|Home | Contact | Legal Notice | Impressum||Book Promotion | Do you like askDavid.com? | Boost Your Karma|
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.