Haizlip, Shirlee Finding Grace: Two Sisters and the Search for Meaning Beyond the Color Line
New York Free Press 2004 0743200535 / 9780743200530 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Illustrated by Fuentecilla, Eric [cover]
Signed by Author
Top corners slightly bumped on book & DJ. Inscribed by the author on half-title page: "To _____ with hope you find grace in your life. Shirlee Taylor Haizlip, Jan 23, 2004." 272 pp with 8 pages of black and white photographs.
"In her widely acclaimed, bestselling memoir, The Sweeter the Juice, Shirlee Taylor Haizlip asked us to redefine our concepts of race and family by examining her biracial heritage - how different gradations of dark and light skin led to a split in her mother's nuclear family, and how various relatives have been reunited many years later, some of them previously unaware of their layered racial makeup. In this eloquent, moving and eagerly awaited continuation of her story, Haizlip pushes further into the fascinating terrain of family, race, and racial passing. Just over ten years ago, Haizlip's African American mother was reunited with her sister, who had spent her whole life passing for white; both women were in their eighties and had not seen or heard anything about each other since early childhood. Now Haizlip answers the many questions that linger from the previous book: What happened between these long-separated sisters after their reunion? What did they learn about each other, and about themselves? Is it possible to heal the wounds caused by such a rift? . . . These women and other members of the author's extended family come vividly, achingly to life in these pages, turning this astute cultural investigation into a poignant, delightful, and highly personal narrative."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author