[KINDLE] é Free Read ↠ Prince Edward : by Dennis McFarland º #2020


  • Title: Prince Edward
  • Author: Dennis McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780805068337
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Prince Edward By Dennis McFarland A young boy s life and that of the Southern town he lives in is dramatically changed over the course of a single historic summer in this unforgettable novel In August of 1959, Benjamin Rome is ten years old, and his hometown of Farmville, in Prince Edward County, Virginia, is immersed in a frenzy of activity The Supreme Court has ordered the state to desegregate its publiA young boy s life and that of the Southern town he lives in is dramatically changed over the course of a single historic summer in this unforgettable novel In August of 1959, Benjamin Rome is ten years old, and his hometown of Farmville, in Prince Edward County, Virginia, is immersed in a frenzy of activity The Supreme Court has ordered the state to desegregate its public schools on the heels of the failed massive resistance movement, the county has instead voted to close them With only a few weeks in which to establish a private, whites only system, most of Ben s family is involved in the effort his grandfather, Daddy Cary, has the ringleaders making speeches at his sixty fifth birthday party his father and his older brother borrow Farmville High s lights for the new football field his mother volunteers at the library book drive Come September, the Negro children will have no schools to attend, and that includes Ben s close friend Burghardt, the son of the hired hand who works on Daddy Cary s farm Ben has always known that the lives of Negroes and whites are separated by a color line, but none of what he has known seems to make sense any When events lead to an explosive climax, Ben finds himself facing choices beyond his years it will be a long time before he begins to understand all he learns that summer one of the hottest on record, and, for him, the longest and most important.In this, his fifth and finest book, Dennis McFarland evokes, with his customary art and compassion, a wrenching chapter in our nation s history.
    Dennis McFarland
    A 1975 Brooklyn College graduate, McFarland also attended and later taught at Goddard College and Stanford University At Stanford, McFarland worked as teacher of creative writing from 1981 to 1986 His fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories and The New Yorker McFarland is married Michelle Simons, and together they have two children He lives with his family in Massachussetts.

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    Commentaires:

    Pamela
    I was looking forward to this Unfortunately the author ruined what may have turned into a pleasant experienceined it only two pages into the book Only two lines after the first person main character says he is ten years old, there is this passage Today, the August sun had warmed the woods and caused the sap to run in the trees, filling the air with the piney scent housewives seemed to want in their cleaning products and room deodorizers but which, in my opinion, had never been successfully repro [...]

    Lauren
    I found this book entirely by accident and never would have read it if not for another book I m currently reading But I did pick it up, and while I found the beginning slow, by the end of it, I was amazed at how well crafted this novel is A tale of a boy in Prince Edward County, Virginia in the summer of 1959 Prince Edward was the only county in the country to close its public schools rather than desegregate them , the book starts simply enough with characters that seem one dimensional and a plo [...]

    Trace Hentz
    I finished this book yesterday and just sat there silent, ready to cry I cannot say I enjoyed this story of embedded racism in Ben s family, or in my own family I don t have any answers on how to combat racism but this book is a very good start, and a conversation we need to have in 2017.

    Venessa
    Racism as seen through the eyes of a young boy on the cusp of adolescence, who still does not completely understand how to interpret right from wrong, or that a moment in history will be captured during his years in high school Segregation the norm in Prince Edward County, Virginia, the narrator s older brother and father are deeply involved in the development of the new private for whites only school his mother and he volunteer on the first morning of the library s fund raising drive for books [...]

    Marge
    Wonderful historic fiction about a 10 year old boy, Benjamin Rome, living in Prince Edward County, Virginia, during the 1950 s Very well researched I enjoyed Bennie s thoughts on the things that were going on around him, as he lived on his grandfather s farm.

    Jill Martin
    Ben Rome, 10 years old in Prince Edwards, Virginia, in his innocence tries to make sense of the desegregation of his county s school system in 1959 Based on true facts and real people, the county finds ways around Brown vs the School Board where all schools were being forced to desegregate Instead of tax payers funding public schools so that even the poor and black could get educated, they put their money towards private schools for only whites who could afford it Ben s friendship with a black b [...]

    Eliece
    I was just about a year younger than Lainie in 1959, and I vaguely recall my classmates disputing the rightness of integration, but it was a few years before it came to my East Texas town When it did, I had already moved away, and the whites in town must have become resigned to it by then because I don t recall hearing about any violence which is surprising considering how racist we all were back then.

    Katherine
    I would one day discover on a map that it had a name, Beulah Lee s Creek, but I never learned who Beulah Lee was or how she came to have a wide meandering ditch of muddy water named for her 5 In the earlier stretches of this time, my grasp of these events was narrow and interior I recall a slim but critical shift in my personality I began forming and holding and opinions on an increasingly wide range of topics, from the scent of artificial pine to what was the best solution to my parents viole [...]

    Paul
    Very interesting novel historical perspective on desegregating our schools, particularly in Virginia, where in one county was successful in closing down the public schools and the white folk creating their own private schools Historically it only lasted a short time The story is set at a time when the county school board made their decision to close the public schools The central character is a young adolescent boy who doesn t completely buy into the notion of the separation of whites and blacks [...]

    Mmtimes4
    In August of 1959, Benjamin Rome is ten years old, and his hometown of Farmville, in Prince Edward County, Virginia, is immersed in a frenzy of activity The Supreme Court has ordered the state to desegregate its public schools on the heels of the failed massive resistance movement, the county has instead voted to close them With only a few weeks in which to establish a private, whites only system, most of Ben s family is involved in the effort his grandfather, Daddy Cary, has the ringleaders mak [...]

    Cid
    This troubling book is based on real events in 1959 when faced with court ordered school desegregation, Prince Edward County, Virginia, decided to close all of its schools and set up a whites only private system The story is told through the eyes of ten year old Ben who lives on his family s chicken farm During a hot summer of confusing events, Ben tries to understand the color barriers that have always surrounded him Ben has worked and played along side Burghardt for years, but Burghardt, who i [...]

    Janell
    I enjoyed this book a lot and I give it a 3 really, 3.75 to be precise out of 5 stars My rating would have been higher, except that the lengthy historical details kept interrupting the flow of the story The author was simultaneously balancing a lot of non fiction political details with a fictional story and I felt the book would have been better served either as a non fiction tome or as a fiction novel a little less heavy on the details I found myself skimming through lengthy descriptions to get [...]

    Emily Mellow
    Mmm I m still finishing this book, but I almost don t like the story Also the writing lapses into history lessons, losing the tone of the the narration altogether, and losing me But I like to read about other cultures, and the South is about as mysterious to me as any other foreign land, especially Virginia during 1959.I know this guy is capable of better writing, because after I read something else by him, I put all of his books on my list I will still certainly try his other stories.After fini [...]

    John Hubert
    An immersion into the minds of those who lived in Virginia post Brown vs Board of Education, when a county Prince Edward decided to close down the public schools and open private schools rather than integrate McFarland uses a 10 year boy living on a chicken farm with his family and black laborers to tell the story, leading the reader to go through his process of learning what was acceptable thinking and what was unacceptable An incredible insight into racism with some very troubling scenes that [...]

    Carmel
    A beautifully crafted novel, set in Prince Edward County, VA, during the 1950 s, whose white residents refused to integrate their public schools by instead opening private ones The result black children and poor whites had no access to education The story is told by fictional ten year old, Ben Rome His is a moving story, and his insights about his family, his friendships, and the goings on in his world are lyrically told by Dennis McFarland.

    Lois Ann
    I loved this book Dennis McFarland was able to tell a very important story of one community s struggle with desegregation in Virginia in the 50 s It s disturbing, and told through the eyes of a 10 year old who is both innocent and an accomplice I was captured in the first few pages and didn t want it to end.I d recommend Prince Edward to anyone who would appreciate the hard truth of the struggles of this time in the South.

    Rachael
    The main focus of the book was the segregatio desegregation of schools in the South but as seen through a 10 yr old I think by using a child the author was allowed to be honest as children tend to be There were a few moments when I teared up and another when I fully cried Very well written This is not a kid s book if the narrator s age led you to believe so.

    Karen
    This book got off to a bit of a slow start for me but then had me riveted It was interesting to see the world through the perspective of a 10 year old boy, especially when as an adult I understood much about what was happening than he did himself I was interested to discover that Prince Edward is a real place and most of the events that are the setting for the story were real.

    Rita Mahan
    Based on actual events during the summer of 1959 involving desegregation in Virginia A little dry at times but interesting characters.

    Chioma
    This novel was amazing I really enjoyed it.

    Christine
    A look at integration through the eyes of a ten year old boy, public school closings in late 50 s Virginia a great read

    Michael Pierce
    Not the greatest story in the world, but I can t believe that I was alive while this stuff was going on in Prince Edward County right here in Virginia Sad

    Ruth
    I loved this book Beautifully written Takes place in 1959 in Prince Edward County, VA during the school desegregation conflicts Just loved it

    Julie Nyren
    Segregation in Southern Virginia One boy s story Story dragged a bit.

    Bj Pardovich
    I enjoyed this book very much I plan to read of his work.

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