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Red Clay and Roses S.K. Nicholls

Red Clay and Roses

S.K. Nicholls

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Alternate cover edition of: ASIN B00C2CNWGSOutside the realm of genre fiction, Red Clay and Roses is literature in the form of a faction novel- a fictionalized true story of life in the Deep South during the time of Jim Crow Law, and before Roe vs.MoreAlternate cover edition of: ASIN B00C2CNWGSOutside the realm of genre fiction, Red Clay and Roses is literature in the form of a faction novel- a fictionalized true story of life in the Deep South during the time of Jim Crow Law, and before Roe vs. Wade. Women were supposed to keep quiet and serve, abortion was illegal, adoption difficult, and racism rampant. The discovery of an old ledger opens a window into the dynamics of the 1950s-60s, when the world was beginning to change. Mystery, rape, murder, drama, and forbidden love meld as the origin of the ledger unfolds. Unspoken secrets are shared between Beatrice, The Good Doctor’s wife, and Moses Grier, their black handyman. The Grier’s daughter, Althea, suffers a tragedy that leaves her family silent and mournful. Her brother, Nathan, looks for answers from a community that is deaf, blind, and dumb. A summer romance between Nathan and Sybil, an independent, high-spirited, white woman, leaves more unresolved. Sybil is torn between living the mundane life of her peers, or a life that involves fastening herself to a taboo relationship. Witness social progress through the eyes of those who lived it.