The Dry Grass of August

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Anna Jean Mayhew

Narrated By: Karen White

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: November 2011

Duration: 9 hours 33 minutes

Summary:

In this beautifully written debut, Anna Jean Mayhew offers a riveting depiction of Southern life in the throes of segregation and what it will mean for a young girl on her way to adulthood'and for the woman who means the world to her.

On a scorching day in August 1954, thirteen-year-old Jubie Watts leaves Charlotte, North Carolina, with her family for a Florida vacation. Crammed into the Packard along with Jubie are her three siblings, her mother, and the family's black maid, Mary Luther. For as long as Jubie can remember, Mary has been there'cooking, cleaning, compensating for her father's rages and her mother's benign neglect, and loving Jubie unconditionally.

Bright and curious, Jubie takes note of the anti-integration signs they pass and of the racial tension that builds as they journey further south. But she could never have predicted the shocking turn their trip will take. Now, in the wake of tragedy, Jubie must confront her parents' failings and limitations, decide where her own convictions lie, and make the tumultuous leap to independence.

Infused with the intensity of a changing time, here is a story of hope, heartbreak, and the love and courage that can transform us from child to adult, wounded to indomitable.

'A haunting debut'Ms. Mayhew creates authentic characters and a Southern setting that will make you feel and smell a summer day from half a century ago.''Karen White, New York Times bestselling author

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  • Kristyne Banwart

    Enjoyed this book very much. Interesting story woven throughout actual events and places. Highly recommend it.

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