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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)


“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.