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The Keepers of the House
The Keepers of the House
Author: Shirley Ann Grau
[Read by Anna Fields] — Entrenched on the same land since the early 1800s, the Howlands have for seven generations been pillars of their Southern community. Extraordinary family lore has been passed down to Abigail -- the last remaining member of the esteemed family and the last keeper of the house -- but not all of it. — When shocking facts come ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781470811822
ISBN-10: 1470811820
Publication Date: 10/20/2012
Edition: Unabridged
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Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Book Type: Audio CD
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1965, The Keepers of the House is Shirley Ann Graus masterwork, a many-layered indictment of racism and rage that is as terrifying as it is wise.

I had this book on my list to read merely because of the Pulitzer prize. I am so happy I read it! It is one of those books that develops character; builds the plot slowly and beautifully, then crashes with the crescendo of fear, anger, love and hope.

For people who do not remember the segregation issues of the past, this is a great example of how life was lived and felt in the past.
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