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The grace of silence

Author: Michele Norris
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The cohost of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" set out, through original reporting, to write a book about "the hidden conversation on race" that is going on in this country. Along the way she unearthed painful family secrets that compelled her to question her own self-understanding; she traveled extensively to explore her own complex racial legacy. Her exploration is informed by hundreds of interviews  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michele Norris; Michele Norris; Michele Norris
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Norris
ISBN: 9780307378767 0307378764
OCLC Number: 495781129
Description: xiv, 185 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Daddy --
Block busters --
Aunt Jemimas --
The garden --
Alabama --
A secret --
The docket --
Service --
The shooting --
The war at home --
A date with justice --
Home --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Michele Norris.

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The cohost of National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" set out, through original reporting, to write a book about "the hidden conversation on race" that is going on in this country. Along the way she unearthed painful family secrets that compelled her to question her own self-understanding; she traveled extensively to explore her own complex racial legacy. Her exploration is informed by hundreds of interviews with ordinary Americans and their observations about evolving attitudes toward race in America.

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