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The critically acclaimed debut novel from pioneering actress and writer Denise Nicholas tells the story of one young woman’s coming of age via the political and social upheavals of the civil rights movement. Nineteen-year-old Celeste Tyree leaves Ann Arbor to go to Pineyville, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964 to help found a voter registration project as part of Freedom Summer. As the summer unfolds, she confronts not only the political realities of race and poverty in this tiny town, but also deep truths about her family and herself. Drawing on Nicholas’ own involvement in the movement, Freshwater Road was hailed by Newsday as “Perhaps the best work of fiction ever done about the civil rights movement.”
Publishers Weekly Review
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Freshwater Road--5 Stars
Richly drawn character development--nuanced history that breaks your heart--a pleasure to read and a disappointment that the story ends.
Interesting read about the Civil rights movement from a black persons point of view. Should be required reading for all of us
Wonderful ride into the past and into the very real horror of Mississippi in the 60's for black Americans reaching for Civil Rights manifested.