Ride a Bright and Shining Pony by Elisabeth Stevens

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When Cynthia, a young, low-level writer for a New York history book publisher, takes a bus to Washington, D.C. in August 1963 to spend her two week vacation with her lover, Lester, a newspaper reporter, she looks forward to making love, possibly quietly getting married. Instead, history intervenes. Cynthia, a conservative Northerner, and Lester, a liberal Southerner, are unavoidably drawn into the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The peaceful idealism of the March is followed--all in the space of 24 hours--by racial violence, mayhem, and eventually, tragedy.

About Elisabeth Stevens

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Author-artist Elisabeth Stevens was born in Rome, NY, lived in NYC and the metropolitan area, and spent several decades in Baltimore. She now lives and works in Sarasota, FL. She is the author of 6 books of poetry, six books of short fiction, and many monographs, articles, and reviews about art, artists, and writers. A former art and architecture critic for The Baltimore Sun and a former art critic for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Trenton Times, Stevens is a graduate of Wellesley College. She received a Masters Degree in Modern Literature from Columbia University. A “word-picture person,” Stevens has designed and illustrated many of her books with original graphics. AUTHOR HOME: Sarasota, FL
Published May 21, 2013 by Goss Press. 190 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s August 27, 1963, and Cynthia, a white, divorced researcher for a New York history-book publisher, gets off the bus in Washington, D.C., eager to spend her two-week vacation with her boyfriend, Lester.

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