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Meridian

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  • Sales Rank:85,815
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:266
  • Publication Date:November 22, 2011
  • ASIN:B005YZGPPA

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Synopsis
A woman puts her own happiness aside in pursuit of justice as the civil rights movement sweeps through the South 

As she approaches the end of her teen years, Meridian Hill has already married, divorced, and given birth to a son. She’s looking for a second chance, and at a small college outside Atlanta, Georgia, in the early 1960s, Meridian discovers the civil rights movement. So fully does the cause guide her life that she’s willing to sacrifice virtually anything to help transform the conditions of a people whose subjugation she shares.  

Meridian draws from Walker’s own experiences working alongside some of the heroes of the civil rights movement, and the novel stands as a shrewd and affecting document of the dissolution of the Jim Crow South. 

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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