Publisher: Recorded Books
Date: July 2006
Duration: 16 hours 30 minutes
Three-time Golden Globe nominated actress Denise Nicholas has won great acclaim for her debut novel. Spread out beside Celeste on the train is a paper entitled "How to Stay Alive in Mississippi." A young, privileged black woman from Detroit, Celeste has begun to realize she knows as little about her race as her white ex-boyfriend. So she heads to the South "to shore up her own Negro-ness" by volunteering during the Freedom Summer.
"Sometimes gorgeous, sometimes terrifying, this novel marks the debut of a talented writer."-Publishers Weekly, starred review