The Dry Grass of August

Dry Grass of AugustClimb into the Packard and take a trip into the Deep South of the 1950s with the Watts family when we read The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew.   This book is recommended to those who loved The Help and The Secret Life of Bees.  Join in the discussion with the Wright Library On-the-Road Book Club @ Starbucks on Tuesday, July 8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Starbucks in Oakwood.


In this engaging debut, Mayhew reveals a South prickly with racial tension after the passage of Brown v. the Board of Education.  Young Jubie Watts travels with her family and their colored maid, Mary Luther, to Florida for a vacation.  Crammed into the family’s Packard, she notes the anti-integration signs as they go deeper into the South. When an error of judgment leads to tragedy, Jubie grapples not only with the viciousness of racism, but with failings within her own family, and transforms from heartbroken to lion-hearted.

 

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