Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund
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Weaving together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, and the events of peaceful protest and violent repression, Sena Jeter Naslund creates a tapestry of American social transformation at once intimate and epic.

In Birmingham, Alabama, twenty-year-old Stella Silver, an idealistic white college student, is sent reeling off her measured path by events of 1963. Combining political activism with single parenting and night-school teaching, African American Christine Taylor discovers she must heal her own bruised heart to actualize meaningful social change. Inspired by the courage and commitment of the civil rights movement, the child Edmund Powers embodies hope for future change. In this novel of maturation and growth, Naslund makes vital the intersection of spiritual, political, and moral forces that have redefined America.

 

About Sena Jeter Naslund

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Sena Jeter Naslund is Distinguished Teaching Professor and Writer in Residence at the University of Louisville and Program Director of the Spalding University brief-residency MFA in Writing. A winner of the Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writers, she is the author of eight previous works of fiction which have been translated into Spanish, German, Japanese, Polish, Greek, Hebrew, Korean, Danish and reprinted in the Australia and the UK, where she was a finalist for the Orange Prize.
 
Published May 19, 2009 by Harper Perennial. 560 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Business & Economics. Fiction

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