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Quakertown
by Lee Martin
The Ohio State University Press, 2017
Paper: 978-0-8142-5439-4
Library of Congress Classification PS3563.A724927Q35 2017
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In Quakertown, Lee Martin travels back in time to 1920s Texas to tell the story of a flourishing black community that was segregated from its white brethrenand of the remarkable gardener who was asked to do the unimaginable.
 
Based on the true story of a shameful episode in north Texas history, Quakertown draws on the rich texture of the Souththe Pecan Creek running along the edges of Quakertown, the remarkable and rare white lilac, and the rising tensions marking each nod and greeting. With strength and a deep wisdom of heart, Martin carves out the delicate story of two familiesone white and one blackand the child whose birth brought a gift of forgiveness.
 
 
Suffused with Martin’s deep compassion and profound humanity, Quakertown is an unforgettable novel from a master of American prose.
 

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