Soul of a Nation: A Historical Novel
List Price: 14.99
Available: October 2014
Imagine an America still somewhat naïve. It is 1965. Vietnam has not yet divided the country, Martin Luther King, Jr. has won the Nobel Peace Prize, and the Civil Rights Act has passed. Still, Southern blacks are denied the right to vote, and citizens who believe in fairness know this racism must end. The eyes of the nation focus on Selma, Alabama, where the drama unfolds as the voting rights movement takes center stage.
Annie Lee Jones is clubbed while marching. The white woman she raised from babyhood, Leslie Cole, returns to Selma to take her away from the violence, only to have Annie Lee refuse to leave. Protesting voter injustice alongside Annie Lee is the Turner family: soft-mannered Elverse Turner, his fi fteen-year old son, Carlton, and beautiful wife, Mandy. Their involvement with the marches inadvertently uncovers a dark family secret that tests their commitment to equality. Despite court ordered restrictions, police brutality, KKK plots, and even murder, this riveting story celebrates the power of people overcoming all odds to create change.