From the acclaimed author of the national bestseller Ahab's Wife comes an inspiring, brilliantly rendered new novel of the awakening conscience of the South and of an entire nation.
Written with the same scope and emotional depth as her previous award-winning novel, Four Spirits is set in Sena Jeter Naslund's home city of Birmingham, Alabama, a city that in the 1960s was known as Bombingham. Naslund brings to life this tumultuous time, weaving together the lives of blacks and whites, civil rights advocates and racists, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression, to create a tapestry of American social transformation.
Stella Silver is an idealistic, young white college student brought up by her genteel, mannered aunts. She first witnesses the events of the freedom movement from a safe distance but, along with her friend Cat Cartwright, is soon drawn into the mounting conflagration. Stella's and Cat's lives are forever altered by their new friendships with other committed freedom fighters.
A student at a black college, Christine Taylor is inspired to action by the examples of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth. She courageously struggles to balance her family responsibilities, education, and work with the passions and dangers of the demonstrations. Her friend Gloria Callahan, a gifted young cellist and descendant of a runaway slave, tries to move beyond her personal shyness and family coziness to enter a wider circle, including blacks and whites, men and women, all involved with the protests. Lionel Parrish, teacher, preacher, and peddler of funeral insurance, battles his own demons of lust and self-preservation, while New York activist Jonathan Green gives up a promising career as a pianist to work for racial justice in the South.
These characters all add their voices to the chorus that makes up this symphony of innocent children and the mythic elderly, the devoutly religious and the skeptical humanist, the wealthy and the poor, the city and the country. Poignant and evocative, rich in historical detail, and filled with the humanity that is the hallmark of Naslund's fiction, Four Spirits is a compelling tale that transcends tragedy and evokes redemptive triumph.
E-Book Extras: Promise of the Past: An Interview with Sena Jeter Naslund. The Facts behind the Fiction: Key Dates in the Civil Rights Movement.
E-Book Extras: Promise of the Past: An Interview with Sena Jeter Naslund. Reading Group Guide: Discussion Points for Four Spirits A Novel by Sena Jeter Naslund.
A winner of the Harper Lee Award and the Southeastern Library Association Fiction award, she is the author of eight previous works of fiction, including Ahab's Wife, a finalist for the Orange Prize.
Sena Jeter Naslund (Author). But for those who can handle the mature themes, Four Spirits is an excellent history lesson, and a story not soon forgotten.
New York Times bestselling author Sena Jeter Naslund's novel, The Fountain of St. James Court; or, Portrait of the Artist. Sena Naslund's 75th birthday is this Wednesday, June 28. Please join us in wishing her the happiest of days. 23 June 2017 ·. Negative Capability Press. Her 1999 novel, Ahab's Wife, and her 2003 novel, Four Spirits, were each named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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Papa’s place was still empty. Mama was going to look round now. Yes, she did. I saw the whites of her eyes move round, and I closed my eyes loosely, not screwed up tight like I did when I was five. I saw the whites of her eyes move round, and I closed my eyes loosely, not screwed up tight like I did when I was five as brother Alfie asleep? And Sis Margaret Rose and little Willy? Their knees were pulled up and they lay rounded and natural. The quilts were up to their ears. Would my big brother Charles come visit for Christmas? Mama walked barefooted to the fireplace. Her white soles flickered under her feet like she was walking on light.
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Four Spirits: A Novel. by Sena Jeter Naslund. Four Spirits - Sena Jeter Naslund. Weaving together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression, Sena Jeter Naslund creates a tapestry of American social transformation at once intimate and epic. In Birmingham, Alabama, twenty-year-old Stella Silver, an idealistic white college student, is sent reeling off her measured path by events of 1963.
Weaving together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression, Sena Jeter Naslund creates a tapestry of American social transformation at once intimate and epic.
Four Spirits: A Novel - ელწიგნი, რომლის ავტორ(ებ)ია: Sena Jeter Naslund. In this novel of maturation and growth, Naslund makes vital the intersection of spiritual, political, and moral forces that have redefined America. აიკითხეთ წიგნი Google Play Books-ის აპის მეშვეობით თქვენს კომპიუტერსა და Android ან iOS მოწყობილობაზე. ამოტვირთეთ ის, რათა შეძლოთ მისი ხაზგარეშე რეჟიმში წაკითხვა, ნაწყვეტების მონიშვნა, წიგნის სანიშნეების გამოყენება ან Four Spirits: A Novel-ის კითხვისას ჩანაწერების გაკეთება. ეტი ავტორისგან Sena Jeter Naslund. Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette.