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Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In her prologue to Another Way Home, Ronne Hartfield notes the dearth of stories about African Americans who have occupied the area of mixed race with ease and harmony for generations. Her moving family history is filled with such stories, told in beautifully crafted and unsentimental prose. Spanning most of the twentieth century, Hartfield's book celebrates the special oc ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published October 15th 2004 by University Of Chicago Press
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Rebecca Waring-Crane
Assigned for a creative non-fiction class this was a wonderful example of family memory. The author spoke to the class explaining the process of research, writing and publication as she approached it. I now own an autographed copy.
Ciana
Nov 08, 2011 Ciana rated it liked it
This book was definitely an interesting read, but being a Chicagoan I really wanted to read more about the city and the family interacted with its history.
Wanda
Jan 16, 2011 Wanda rated it really liked it
One of my friend's mother wrote this book and I had the pleasure of meeting her during a book signing. I enjoyed reading this book and learning the family history.
Mary
Mar 23, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1CAnother Way home 1D is the fascinating (and sometimes shocking) memoir about the lives of several generations of a close knit, multi-racial American family in the American Deep South and, later, in a more normal environment in Chicago. The book is touching and beautifully written. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
Gunter Nitsch
Jan 17, 2016 Gunter Nitsch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
1CAnother Way home 1D is the fascinating (and sometimes shocking) memoir about the lives of several generations of a close knit, multi-racial American family in the American Deep South and, later, in a more normal environment in Chicago. The book is touching and beautifully written. I recommend it whole-heartedly.
Flan
Dec 09, 2012 Flan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful book! This book tells the story about a family in a hidden demographic in our country. It tells the multi-generational tale of a family that for a hundred years has been a mixed-race family. It is a love story, an homage and a historical document of people seldom mentioned in the history books.

I highly reccommend this little gem.

Margaret McCamant
I'm reading this now, but talked about it at the book group and it's been chosen for October. I met the author at a meeting when I invited her to sit in the empty seat next to me. We discovered a number of common interests and friends, and she sent me a copy of her book.
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