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The Outskirts of Hope (Digital Audiobook)

A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South

By Jo Ivester, Clare Radix (Narrator)

Publication Date: June 14, 2021

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/7/2015)

Description

“A sensitive and powerful memoir of racial change in the South in the 1960s.”―Booklist

In 1967, when Jo Ivester was ten years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester’s father but her mother—a stay-at-home mother of four who became a high school English teacher when the family moved to the South—who made the most enduring mark on the town.