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A matter of souls

by Patrick, Denise Lewis,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Patrick
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Collection  Teen Fiction
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Patrick
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Patrick
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA PATRICK Denise Lewis
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA PATRICK Denise Lewis
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Fiction CHECKED OUT
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From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls.

In this stirring collection of short stories, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black men and women across centuries and continents. In each, she takes the measure of their dignity, describes their dreams, and catalogs their fears.

Brutality, beauty, laughter, rage, and love all take their turns in each story, but the final impression is of indomitable, luminous, and connected souls.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this collection, Patrick has written eight stories about the African American experience, past and present. All deal, in various ways, with the often violent indignities that blacks have suffered at the hands of whites since the days of slavery. Indeed, one of the stories, A Matter of Souls, tells of the life-changing encounter of a Spanish grandee with a slave ship. A more contemporary story, Night Searching, tells the tragic story of a mother who finds her son beaten to death. The most ambitious story in the collection, Son's Story, begins when a 10-year-old boy witnesses his father being murdered for attempting to vote. Not all the stories are dark; The Season to Be Jolly, for example, presents a portrait of a young slave who, thanks to her courage and gumption, manages to outwit her acidulous mistress. The stories are not uniformly successful several are slight and a few veer dangerously close to melodrama but as a whole, the collection is compelling and thought provoking.--Cart, Michael Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Race relations -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Fiction.
Southern States -- History -- Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher Minneapolis :2014
Language English
Description 186 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780761392804 (trade hard cover : alk. paper)
0761392807 (trade hard cover : alk. paper)
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