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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

FREE KINDLE E-BOOK ALERT: The Promised Land by Valerie Stocking



The Promised Land by Valerie Stocking 
http://bit.ly/ThePromisedLand 

The pain, fear and rage of changing cultural landscapes explode in this provocative and sobering look at America's south during the mid-1960's. Twelve-year-old Joy Bradford moves with her mother Jessica from their white Connecticut suburb to the racially divided town of Willets Point, Florida. Her friendship with Clay, who is a mixed-race boy in her school and also a newcomer in town, sends shockwaves that dovetail with a growing sense of tension and unease in the community as a whole.

Clay's well-educated, African-American father Clytus attempts to open a clothing store in the white section of downtown WIllets Point. This prompts Jessica's new lawyer cum boyfriend and leader of the local Klan chapter, Bill McKendrick, to join with other white citizens in using great force to block Clytus's dreams. The Klan's subsequent demand that Clytus and his family move out of the white neighborhood they live in sets off an explosive confrontation that will change them all forever.

An absorbing and suspenseful coming-of-age story set against the tumultuous backdrop of racial tensions in mid-1960's America, "The Promised Land" is a spellbinding journey full of insight and intensity.


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