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Mourner's bench

Author: Sanderia Faye
Publisher: Fayetteville : The University of Arkansas Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the First Baptist Church of Maeby, Arkansas, the sins of the child belonged to the parents until the child turned thirteen. Sarah Jones was only eight years old in the summer of 1964, but with her mother Esther Mae on eight prayer lists and flipping around town with the generally mistrusted civil rights organizers, Sarah believed it was time to get baptized and take responsibility for her own sins. That would  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Domestic fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sanderia Faye
ISBN: 9781557286789 1557286787
OCLC Number: 908991264
Notes: "A novel"--Cover.
Description: x, 372 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Sanderia Faye.

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With characters as vibrant and evocative as their setting, Mourner's Bench is the story of a young girl coming to terms with religion, racism, and feminism while also navigating the terrain of early  Read more...

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