Sacred Dust

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Random House Publishing Group, Oct 20, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Rose of Sharon had cried out to the man on the boat, tried to warn him the night he was shot for fishing where he wasn't welcome. Then she retreated into silence--and guilt. Rose might have kept quiet if it hadn't been for Lily, the outsider whose infidelities titillated Prince George County. Brassy, blonde Lily saw straight through Rose, the dutiful wife of an abusive man. Lily pushed her over the edge, exacting friendship where Rose had none to give, demanding that she break the code of silence that imprisoned them all. For both women knew that a man was killed in Prince George County for the color of his skin--and the time for change had come.


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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A passionate first novel about racial injustice, corrosive secrets, and the unexpected resilience of the hard-pressed. Rose of Sharon is, as the story begins, without much hope: Her only child has ... Read full review

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A black man is shot and killed for daring to fish on a lake in an exclusively white Alabama county, a murder that links and illuminates the story's richly complex characters. A woman of conscience ... Read full review

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Contents

Hezekiah 1941
Eula Pearl 1989
Rose of Sharon
Hezekiah 1943
Rose of Sharon
Hezekiah 1943
Heath
Lily
Rose of Sharon
Eula Pearl
Hezekiah 1943
Lily
Hezekiah 1945
Rose of Sharon
Eula Pearl
Rose of Sharon

Heath
Rose of Sharon
Glen
Hezekiah 1946
Rose of Sharon
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David Hill is a writer and programmer living in Corvallis, Oregon. In a former life, he worked in Apple's Developer Technical Support group helping developers print, draw, and make games. When he has spare time, he dabbles in screensavers, roguelike games, new programming languages, and other esoteric topics.

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