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Call Your Daughter Home - Deb Spera
Call Your Daughter Home
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A stunning tour de force following three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great Depression It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of... show more
A stunning tour de force following three fierce, unforgettable Southern women in the years leading up to the Great Depression

It’s 1924 South Carolina and the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy. Gertrude, a mother of four, must make an unconscionable decision to save her daughters from starvation or die at the hands of an abusive husband. Retta is navigating a harsh world as a first-generation freed slave, still employed by the Coles, influential plantation proprietors who once owned her family. Annie is the matriarch of the Coles family and must come to terms with the terrible truth that has ripped her family apart.

These three women seemingly have nothing in common, yet as they unite to stand up to the terrible injustices that have long plagued the small town, they find strength in the bond that ties women together. Told in the pitch-perfect voices of Gertrude, Retta and Annie, Alligator is an audacious, timeless story about the power of family, deep-buried secrets and the ferocity of motherhood.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780778307747
Publisher: Park Row Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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4.0 Call Your Daughter Home by Deb Spera
Set in South Carolina in 1924 'Call Your Daughter Home' details a community sharply divided by race and class. This novel gripped me with its powerful prose and its depiction of a woman prevailing under terrible circumstances. The novel centers on three women, but it is the opening chapters featurin...
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