The Dry Grass of August

By Anna Jean Mayhew
(Kensington, Paperback, 9780758254092, 352pp.)

Publication Date: April 1, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Audio Cassette, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD, Hardcover

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In a personal, powerful debut, Mayhew explores the explosive tensions of the South in the mid-1950s through the prism of a young girl's friendship with her black maid and the currents of violence, infidelity, and corruption that run beneath the police surface of her family's life.



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