A Banner of Love by Josephine Garner

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Josephine Garner successfully transports readers to the 1950s when interracial relationships were against the law in many states. Garner offers vivid descriptions of life in the mid-1950s, and skillfully portrays the confining nature of women’s roles back then. Although a sequel, this book stands squarely on its own merit.
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In the United States of the 1950s, there is peace, prosperity, and the American Dream. Aiming to claim their fair share of it, Taylor and Esther Payne begin their lives as a married couple in the haven of Haverly Street in Greenwich Village, New York. Here they can have their love and their license, and though their journey is one of love and trust, it is not without its challenges. As a Negro woman, Esther learns to live in Taylor's white world no longer as his housekeeper but as his wife. In addition to the social conventions that are still against them, even in New York, Esther fears that their marriage has exacerbated the distance between Taylor and his family. Taylor won't talk about it. He is dismissive of his sister and uncle, but Esther is haunted by their absence. She yearns for their family to be whole-but what she learns in the process may endanger their happiness permanently. Set in New York in the 1950s, this novel tells the story of a bold passion between two newly married people as they change their ways for the sake of love.
 

About Josephine Garner

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Josephine Garner is from a small, working class, African American community near Dallas, Texas, known as Bear Creek. Although now living near Atlanta, Georgia her roots remain deeply grounded in East Texas history and culture. As a social worker Garner has a successful career in public service, working to promote health and social justice. She focuses her writing on the exploration and celebration of all the fascinating complexities of life. A Banner of Love is her second novel.
 
Published September 8, 2015 by iUniverse. 326 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Nov 23 2015

Josephine Garner successfully transports readers to the 1950s when interracial relationships were against the law in many states. Garner offers vivid descriptions of life in the mid-1950s, and skillfully portrays the confining nature of women’s roles back then. Although a sequel, this book stands squarely on its own merit.

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