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One Summer in Between

3.87 of 5 stars 3.87  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  3 reviews
This is an Authors Guild/BIP title. Please use Authors Guild/BIP specs. Author's bio: See author bio info. Description as follows: This is essentially an old-fashioned novel, because it is nourishing. It leaves a good taste in the mouth. It is spiced with wit and laced with vitalityeverybody in it is glad to be aliveyet its basic ingredients are those two fundamental to a ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Backinprint.com (first published 1967)
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Sheryl Tribble
Read this in a Reader's Digest Condensed Book while vacationing at my Grandparent's and it remains the only book I've read that way that I insisted on tracking down and reading "right". It avoids most of the cliches that "The Help" apparently falls into -- the heroine is working as a maid, and the author is white, but there the connection ends. Harriet is a college student, she is in a possibly one-sided romance with a decent guy who always reminded me of Booker T. Washington, and the book is es ...more
Ellen Schappe
Well worth re-reading, if only for the dialogue. Like Richard Bradford's Red Sky at Morning, it's a novel where the people talk like you wish you and your family did, but both as an artifact of the civil-rights 60s and as an American coming-of-age tale, it's one of my guilty favorites.
Stephanie A.
I thought it was incredibly boring when I first read it, but over time, the summer story stayed with me more than I expected. 1960s stories that deal with race tend to be hyper-focused on it, but this was just a black college girl from the south taking a summer job up north, and (if I recall correctly) it affected the story as befits the time period, but it was very much about her relationship with the family more than anything else.

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