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Like a Tree

Category: Fiction
Format: Trade Cloth, 432 pages
Pub Date: 2007 Fall
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-60306-036-3
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It was 1935, the sixth year of the Great Depression. Most of the population was living on faith, hope, and denial. Still, it was not a bad year to be sixteeen--if you were white, middle-class, Protestant, and luckyenough to be living in Atlanta. Like a Tree is the story of the Krueger family and how they coped and conquered through thespirit-breaking years of thenineteen-thirties. In a larger context, Like a Tree is about the South's white liberal minority that workedquietly and largely underground , fighting prejudice, segregation, and ignorance to emancipate future generations. Early revewers have called this book""touching,""""absorbing,"" ""powerful, ""important,"" ""original,"" ""richly textured."" It is a testament to perseverance,love, good will, and the fortitude of ordinary human beings.

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