Four Spirits

A Novel
Author(s): Sena Jeter Naslund
Original Publish Date: May 01, 2006
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (18.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100018658
Released: May 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792743927
Narrator/s: Isabel Keating
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In Four Spirits, Sena Jeter Naslund weaves together the lives of blacks and whites, racists and civil rights advocates, violent repression and peaceful protest to create an epic tapestry of American social transformation. At the heart of the novel is a sheltered young white college student, raised by genteel aunts, who first witnesses and then joins the freedom movement in the racial hotbed that was Birmingham, Alabama, of the 1960s. Stella's life is forever altered by her new friendships with black women and by the dangerous conflagration engulfing everyone and everything she has known.

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Author(s): Sena Jeter Naslund
Product Number EB00232780
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061862816

Professional reviews

"It is 1963, in Alabama. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., writes his now famous "Letter From the Birmingham Jail," Police Chief Bull Connor uses fire hoses and attack dogs on peaceful demonstrators, and four young girls are murdered when the Baptist church is bombed. Amid these real events, Isabel Keating brings Naslund's many fictional characters into vivid relief. Her Southern accents are never caricatures. Her authentic rendering of supremacists and integrationists, the blessed and the abused in this time of cultural upheaval, spotlights ordinary souls who must face their personal demons, their heritage of bigotry, and the moral complexities of a changing world. Naslund's compassion and understanding of the time, the people, and the events, combined with a sensitive reading by Keating, elevate Four Spirits into quality fiction. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"

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