Her Own Place

By: Sanders, Dori

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Corners slightly bumped, jack shows some minor edge wear. Text block is square but front board is wider than the back, giving the appearance of a spine slant. Errata sheet for page 218 laid in. A tight, attractive copy.

"The only child of South Carolina tenant farmers and still in her teens when she marries, Mae Lee Barnes saves her wages from a job at a munitions plant, buys farmland of her own, and waits for her husband's return from WW II. He returns. Then he departs, returns, departs. Eventually he is gone for good, but not until Mae Lee is left with five children to raise and a farm to run, by herself. She isn't Gifted, Brilliant, All-Knowing; she is - well, Mae Lee Barnes is simply Indomitable. And while she is going about her life, the lives of black people and white people, the rural community and little town she retires to are changing. Without sermons, without pronouncements, Dori Sanders tells a story about ordinary, everyday people taking part in a momentous transformation involving ways of heart and mind."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Title: Her Own Place

Author Name: Sanders, Dori

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books: 1993

ISBN Number: 1565120272

ISBN Number 13: 9781565120273

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 003570

Keywords: South Carolina Fiction African-american Family Life Mae Lee Barnes (fictitious Character) WW II Home Front