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Genre: Historical Romance, Historical Fiction
With the same broad scope of her first novel, Ahab's Wife, Naslund brings into focus the turbulent city of Birmingham
College student Stella Silver knows about tragedy. Angered by the citizens of Birmingham celebrating Kennedy's
She encounters embittered black teachers, liberal optimistic whites and a group of Peace Corps volunteers. They are pulled into the maelstrom of brutality as Naslund juxtaposes some very disturbing acts with the everyday lives of both races, trying to survive in a city on the verge of eruption.
Faithful to history, Naslund recreates
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: September 2003