Safe from the Neighbors
In a small town in the Mississippi Delta, Luke May teaches local history to students too young to remember the turmoil of the civil rights era. Luke himself was just a child in 1962 when James Meredith’s enrollment at Ole Miss provoked a bloody new battle in the old Civil War. But when a long-lost friend suddenly returns to town, bringing with her a reminder of the act of searing violence that ended her childhood, Luke begins to realize that his connection to the past runs deeper than he ever could have imagined. An intricate novel of family secrets, extramarital affairs, and political upheaval, Safe from the Neighbors is a magnificent achievement.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbadeer - LibraryThing
Although well written, this book did not have a lot of "staying power" with me. I finished it only one week ago, and already the threads of the narrative have fallen apart in my mind. I remember the ... Read full review
SAFE FROM THE NEIGHBORSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A Mississippi high-school teacher can't separate his hometown's uneasy past from his own in this thoughtful novel from Yarbrough (The End of California, 2006, etc). Loring native Luke May takes a just ... Read full review