Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands

Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
In 1951, the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully transforms the town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and the NAACP joins in the efforts to uncover the killers.

Blackwell North Amer
In the orange-blossom scented spring of 1951, Flordia Klansmen abducted and killed nineteen-year-old black citrus picker Marvin Cully, igniting a drama that would forever change Reesa McMahon, the world she knew, and the people she loved.
There was her indomitable grandmother "Doto," who drove hell-bent down from Chicago in her new blue DeSoto...Warren, her slow-to-anger Yankee father, who never quite fit into the closed society of Good Ol' Boy growers...Miss Maybelle Mason, the elderly postmistress, who knew a rattlesnake when she saw one - and the bite of heartbreak...and Luther and Armetta and the black community of Mayflower, Florida, who understood that nothing must stop this small town's confrontation with racial prejudice, injustice, and truth.

& Taylor

In 1951, the Ku Klux Klan brutally murders nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully, a crime that transforms th town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and Thurgood Marshall and Harry T. Moore of the NAACP join the Reesa McMahon and her family, owners of a local orange grove, to uncover the killers, in a story based on a real-life crime. A first novel

Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780553801699
Characteristics: 281 p. ; 22 cm


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