Five Smooth Stones Author:Ann Fairbairn Five Smooth Stones is the story of one man's search for dignity and love. It moves swiftly from a New Orleans ghetto, where a black child reaches out for a better life, to the scenes of intense beauty and bitterness that mark his journey to manhood. It is the story of one man's initiation into love. A passionate love, rare and tender, consumi... more »ng and tragic...a forbidden love. Five Smooth Stones is the story of one man who gives up everything, hard-won personal victories, a lofty diplomatic position, comfort, security and respectability...to battle against an overwhelming enemy. It is the unforgettable story of David Champlin. It is as contemporary as the day's news flashes, yet as timeless as the biblical account of David from which the title is derived. It is a story which will remain alive long after its final page is read.« less
This really was an excellent read...though a bit slow in parts and a little long. If you have any humanity, this book will make you so angry and so sad. It's not specifically a love story, but a commentary on an ugly time in our country's history concerning prejudice during the 1940's-1960's...the struggles and ugliness that (sadly) still exist in some areas of the U.S.