Magic Time: A Novel
Born and raised in Mississippi, Carter Ransom came to New York as a young man and has risen to become a columnist with a major city newspaper. But when his life in New York falls apart and he heads back home to recover, the still-live conflicts of his youth in the civil rights era rise up all around him again. A twenty-five-year-old murder case has just been reopened, a church bombing that killed Carter's first love. Carter's father was the judge in the case, and now there's evidence that the trial was flawed, even fixed, and the case's reopening threatens the foundation of Carter's identity, as well as his relationship to his family.
Moving between New York City and the New South of the early 1990s, with flashbacks to Mississippi's Freedom Summer of 1964, Magic Time is at once a powerful love story, a courtroom drama, and a complex portrait of the civil rights revolution.
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MAGIC TIMEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A middle-aged New York columnist re-explores a personal tragedy that occurred during the Civil Rights era.The son of Judge Mitchell Ransom has been in New York for some time, a rising star in the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nancyK18 - LibraryThing
A young journalist, after losing his job and his wife divorces him, returns to his small hometown and reviews his life there particularly an incident from the 60's Read full review