When fourteen-year-old Francie befriends Ruthie, a black girl, amidst the rampant prejudice in their small town in 1960s Alabama, she suffers from the gruesome harassment of her white peers. But Ruthie demonstrates the humanity and love that helps Francie uncover the truth behind her mother’s death and deal with her father’s neglect and alcoholism.
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Francie's mother relates the brief opening chapter, which hints at foul play: while the woman searches for Francie's alcoholic father one night, she hears the voice of a distressed child, shouts that the child should run, then loses consciousness (and her life).| Read Full Review of The Stones of Mourning Creek
It is clear that when Francie's mother was alive, the two were almost inseparable --- much like Francie and Ruthie.Sep 01 2005 | Read Full Review of The Stones of Mourning Creek
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