True Fires In the idyllic town of Lake Esther Florida little is allowed to ripple the surface calm which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it But when Deluth removes two young children from the local s

  • Title: True Fires
  • Author: Susan Carol McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780553381047
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the idyllic town of Lake Esther, Florida, little is allowed to ripple the surface calm which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it But when Deluth removes two young children from the local school because of the color of their skin, the sheriff s senseless act of cruelty sparks a fire under the women of Lake Esther that will scorch the lives of all involved InIn the idyllic town of Lake Esther, Florida, little is allowed to ripple the surface calm which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it But when Deluth removes two young children from the local school because of the color of their skin, the sheriff s senseless act of cruelty sparks a fire under the women of Lake Esther that will scorch the lives of all involved In their pursuit of justice, an indomitable heiress, a revered journalist, and a fading Southern Belle will forge an unlikely alliance across the racial divide One that will change the face of the town and their lives forever.Deeply moving and peopled with a rich cast of characters, Susan Carol McCarthy mines the hotbed of racism with insight and compassion Bittersweet, inspirational and wholly compelling, True Fires confirms McCarthy s reputation as a dazzling new voice in probing real life events to interpret the injustices of our past.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. Liked a lot. Some language , the N word mostly , which made it hard to read. This place in the early 60's in a small town in Florida. The Dare family, franklin , the dad and his twoChildren Daniel around 10 and dans younger sister , Becca, a first grader are enrolled in the ALL white elementary school The sheriff , who thinks he's very important, escourts the twoChildren out of schoolClaiming they have negro blood in themeir great grandfather was Croatan this gets pretty tense. Good book

    2. This story is about Central Florida during the 1950s when schools were still segregated. It is not an easy book to read in that it is not (thank God) the same world. In this case, there are two children that the extremely bigoted County sheriff has deemed to be "too tan". He pulls them out of school - the white school. They are decended from Irish and Croatan (Indian) roots. The sheriff claims they have negro blood at an unacceptable level. The first several pages are the most painful but then y [...]

    3. This is the best book I have read in a long time. In light of the current increase in racial tensions, this book is a stark reminder of how far we have come in the last 60 years, even if we still have far to go. I thought this book was as good as To Kill a Mockingbird, and better than The Help. I cannot understand why it is not better known, and I wish it would be read by more people. Aside from the message, the writing itself is a joy. I loved some of the characters, and hated others, but all b [...]

    4. I enjoyed her first book and this one wasn't a disapointment either. It was interesting that comparisons were made in this book about Miz Betty being like Isabelle Amberson in the Magnificient Ambersons that I just finished reading.I liked the authors use of a bee's eye view at the beginning and end and a key points in the book. Minor characters, the the bees were also important to the story itself.

    5. Surprisingly engaging story about prejudice and a family having to prove themselves in the 1960's South. The author spings the tale from several different points of view and young narrator (Danial Dare) is the most captivating and heart-wrenching of them all. A well-written page turner. Would highly recommend.

    6. This book really didn't capture my attention too much. I kept waiting for the plot to thicken, or for something to happen to where I couldn't put it down.

    7. "Deeply moving and peopled with a rich cast of characters, Susan Carol McCarthy mines the hotbed of racism with insight and compassion."

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