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Pieces from life's crazy quilt

Author: Marvin V Arnett
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press ; Chesham : Combined Academic [distributor], 2008.
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Offers an account of the author's life during a racially turbulent period in Detroit. This memoir tells the story of the author's childhood with subversive allusions to the Victorian-era  Read more...


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Named Person: Marvin V Arnett; Marvin V Arnett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin V Arnett
ISBN: 9780803210646 0803210647 9780803216389 0803216386
OCLC Number: 212431606
Description: pages cm
Contents: AcknowledgmentsPrologueMy Mother's QuiltsIn My Father's HouseThe Jewel in the CrownAfter the FallThe Good ReverendMy Father vs. the Church of the True BelieversTake from No Bird Her SongThe Boys of SummerTo Thine Own Self Be TrueMiss Lila's PlaceMy Brother and the Katzenjammer KidsWhat's in a Name?The Race ManDick Tracy's Not Your FriendThe MemorialNot by Bread Alone1300 BeaubienToo Much of a Good ThingThe Red-and-Black Chinchilla CoatWhen Your Gods Have Feet of ClayThe Great Feet WashingsThe VoteSophisticated LadyGreater Love Has No ManThe Color of ColorMister SandmanThat Lying WonderAll Things RelativeThe Gathering StormA New DayEpilogue
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"In this moving memoir, Arnett relates her experiences as a young African American in urban Detroit during the 1930s and 1940s... Librarians everywhere will smile as they read of her 'love affair' Read more...

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