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Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake
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Jan 30, 10

Read in January, 2010

If I'm not mistaken, this is required reading for incoming freshman at Baylor university. It took me a 100 pages to become fully involved in the story but it turned out to be very good. It is about racial tension in the south towards a Sri Lankan family. Fav quotes: "You've had a tough crack at life, I'll give you that. But you don't got to let the bad thrown at you become the ugly you think you got to be."
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Quotes Shelia Liked

“You've had a tough crack at life, I'll give you that. But you don't got to let the bad thrown at you become the ugly you think you got to be.”
Joy Jordan-Lake, Blue Hole Back Home

“Now all white Southern women keep as a weapon against uncouth world a certain smile that can be whipped out of storage and tacked up, in an instant, covering over a multitude of too-candid moments. My mother's face, whose upturned mouth never moved, registered confusion, then fear-then landed where I expected that steely doggedly cheerful resolve of a smile.”
Joy Jordan-Lake, Blue Hole Back Home


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