The Weight of Light: A Novel of Redemption

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Langdon Street Press, 2011 - Fiction - 227 pages
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Spanning over a century, The Weight of Light: A Novel of Redemption illuminates the lives of three very different women as the world changes around them.At fifteen, part black, part Native American, all southern Bess Sutton has no idea what the world is like when she runs away from home with Tommy. But Tommy's abusive ways lead to the loss of the farm which Bess's grandparents acquired in 1863, twelve years after her grandmother purchased her grandfather. But the story doesn't begin with Bess.Bess's story begins with her grandmother Emma, a young slave in South Carolina in 1838. Emma's story takes her north, to the promise of freedom. It is Emma's son and daughter-in-law who eventually adopt Bess and bring her into their loving family while working the land their parents had fought for.And, finally, as The Weight of Light unfolds, the stories not only take on their own individual meanings, but also converge to present a powerful overall message of redemption in the face of despair.

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Sandria Rodriguez earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. She has worked as a public school teacher and administrator and as a professor and academic dean at the college level. She is the author of Giants Among Us: First Generation College Graduates Who Lead Activist Lives. She lives in North Carolina with her husband Raymond.

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