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Only twice I've wished for heaven : a novel

Author: Dawn Turner Trice
Publisher: New York : Crown, 1996. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1975, the Saville family has won the chance to move into Lakeland, a planned community on Chicago's lake front. Formed as a social experiment, Lakeland is home to many of the city's elite black professionals, but for 11-year-old Tempest, the residents, with their expensive clothes and prissy manners, have "no color" at all. Slipping outside the walled community through a hole in the fence, she is drawn to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trice, Dawn Turner.
Only twice I've wished for heaven.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©1996
(OCoLC)683174286
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dawn Turner Trice
ISBN: 0517704285 9780517704288 0385491239 9780385491235
OCLC Number: 37024851
Awards: Commended for Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (Fiction) 1998
Description: vii, 304 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Dawn Turner Trice.
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In 1975, the Saville family has won the chance to move into Lakeland, a planned community on Chicago's lake front. Formed as a social experiment, Lakeland is home to many of the city's elite black professionals, but for 11-year-old Tempest, the residents, with their expensive clothes and prissy manners, have "no color" at all. Slipping outside the walled community through a hole in the fence, she is drawn to the raucous environs of Thirty-fifth Street, particularly Miss Jonetta's liquor store. Tempest comes to look upon the store as a refuge from the pressures of her new life. Then a tragic series of events leads the city fathers to condemnation proceedings on all the illegal storefronts lining Thirty-fifth Street. Trice's amazingly accomplished debut is filled with memorable characters and images as it lays open the hypocrisy of both the ghetto street preachers and Lakeland's founding fathers.-"Booklist."

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