Praise Jerusalem! by Augusta Trobaugh
A Novel

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Fans of southern novels that explore the complex relationships between white families and their black hired help will find a compelling story about race relations in PRAISE JERUSALEM. Amelia, an aging Georgia matron forced by money woes to move in with two other women--outlandishly preachy Maybelline and take-no-nonsense Mamie, who is black--begins to confront her childhood memories of the black women who worked for her family. Their lives, both tragic and yet sublimely proud, haunt Amelia even now, as she searches for a way to make peace with the sorrows she innocently observed.PRAISE JERUSALEM is a rare mix of poignant drama but also wry humor. Both the elder Amelia and her childhood self are primly rebellious and irrepressible; Amelia's sharp eye for petty human foibles never fails her.
 

About Augusta Trobaugh

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August Trobaugh lives in Georgia.
 
Published March 28, 2011 by Bell Bridge Books. 264 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As her story reveals more of Amelia's haunting past, Trobaugh weaves a tale of a sensitive child struggling with the dilemma of a segregated South, who's finally being shown the way to grace and faith by those with even fewer rights than a child has--i.e.

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