Glow: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 15, 2012 - Fiction - 336 pages
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October 1941. Eleven-year-old Ella McGee sits on a bus bound for her Southern hometown. Behind her in Washington, D.C., lie the broken pieces of her parents’ love story—a black father drafted, an activist mother of Scotch-Irish and Cherokee descent confronting racist thugs. But Ella’s journey is just beginning when she reaches Hopewell County, and her disappearance into the Georgia mountains will unfurl a rich tapestry of family secrets spanning a century. Told in five unforgettable voices, Glow reaches back through the generations, from the eve of World War II to the Blue Ridge frontier of 1836, where slave plantations adjoin the haunted glades of a razed Cherokee Nation. Out of these characters’ lives evolves a drama that is at once intimately human and majestic in its power to call upon the great themes of our time—race, identity, and the bonds of family and community.

Lushly conceived, cinematically detailed, and epic in historical scope, Glow announces an extraordinary new voice in Southern fiction.
  

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User Review  - Tracy Darity - Goodreads

Glow the debut novel by Jessica Maria Tuccelli is exquisitely written. Her words are a work of beauty and I immediately fell in love with this novel. Glow starts out with Mia (Amelia) McGhee, a civil ... Read full review

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User Review  - Monty - Goodreads

I greatly enjoyed listening to this historical novel in recorded book form. At times I got a bit mixed up as to who was speaking (the story spans about 100 years with about five different voices ... Read full review

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Contents

FAMILY TREE
E F McGEE
AMELIA J McGEE
E F McGEE
AMELIA J McGEE
E F McGEE
WILLIE MAE COTTON RIDDLE YOUNG WILLIE AMELIA J McGEE E F McGEE
LOVE
AMELIA J McGEE
WILLIE MAE COTTON
E F McGEE
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About the author (2012)

Jessica Maria Tuccelli is a graduate of MIT. She currently resides in New York City. Glow is her first novel.

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