Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands
  • Author : Susan Carol McCarthy
  • Release Date : 18 December 2007
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307418197
Ratings: 4.5
From 4 Voters
Get This Book

Download Or Read Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands eBook PDF

Book excerpt: Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene. Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that sparks an extraordinary act of courage. To this day, my family is in disagreement as to precisely when the nightmare began. For me, it was the morning Daddy and Luther discovered Marvin, beaten, shot, and dying, in the Klan’s stomping grounds off Round Lake Road. My brother Ren disagrees. He points to the small cluster of scars that begin just outside his left eye and trail horizontally across his temple to the top of his ear. Ren claims it started when the men in white robes took the unprecedented step of shooting at two white children. Others say it was when Mr. Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP and Mr. Hoover’s FBI came to town. Mother and Daddy shake their heads. In their minds, the real beginning was much earlier....

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands

Author : Susan Carol McCarthy
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

Here is one of those rare and remarkable debuts that herald the appearance of a major new talent on the literary scene. Inspired by real events, Lay That Trumpet In Our Hands is a wise and luminous story about a northern family, a southern town, and the senseless murder that ...

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands

Lay that Trumpet in Our Hands

Author : Susan Carol McCarthy
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

In 1951, the brutal murder of nineteen-year-old Marvin Cully transforms the town of Mayflower, Florida, into a battleground as violence erupts across the state and the NAACP joins in the efforts to uncover the killers....

A Place We Knew Well

A Place We Knew Well

Author : Susan Carol McCarthy
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

“Susan Carol McCarthy blends fact, memory, imagination and truth with admirable grace,” said The Washington Post of the author’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Lay That Trumpet in Our Hands. Now McCarthy returns with another enthralling story of a family—their longings, their fears, and their secrets—swept up in ...

True Fires

True Fires

Author : Susan Carol McCarthy
Publisher : Bantam
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

In the idyllic town of Lake Esther, Florida, little is allowed to ripple the surface calm—which is just the way Sheriff Kyle Deluth likes it. But when Deluth "removes" two young children from the local school because of the color of their skin, the sheriff's senseless act of cruelty ...

The Diviners

The Diviners

Author : Rick Moody
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

During one month in the autumn of election year 2000, scores of movie-business strivers are focused on one goal: getting a piece of an elusive, but surely huge, television saga, the one that opens with Huns sweeping through Mongolia and closes with a Mormon diviner in the Las Vegas desert; the ...

Sophie s World

Sophie s World

Author : Jostein Gaarder
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a ...

The Kingdom

The Kingdom

Author : Witness Lee
Publisher : Living Stream Ministry
Genre : Kingdom of God
Get Book

...

Revelation

Revelation

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Canongate Books
Genre : Bibles
Get Book

The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self....

Utopia

Utopia

Author : Thomas More
Publisher : Open Road Media
Genre : Fiction
Get Book

The classic political satire about an imaginary ideal world by one of the Renaissance’s most fascinating figures. Named after a word that translates literally to “nowhere,” Utopia is an island dreamed up by Thomas More, a devout Catholic, English statesman, and Renaissance humanist who would be canonized as a ...

The Lion  the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

Author : C.S. Lewis
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Genre : Drama
Get Book

When this adaptation of C. S. Lewis's classic children's story opened at the RSC Stratford in November 1998, it received rave reviews and broke box office records. Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor's house, they stumble across the gateway to another world, and the ...

Go Ahead in the Rain

Go Ahead in the Rain

Author : Hanif Abdurraqib
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Genre : Music
Get Book

A New York Times Best Seller A February IndieNext Pick Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The Week Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist "Warm, immediate and intensely personal."—...

Refugee

Refugee

Author : Alan Gratz
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Get Book

A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A New York Times bestseller!JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, ...

The Master   Margarita

The Master Margarita

Author : Mikhail Afanasevich Bulgakov
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Genre : Literary Criticism
Get Book

This volume considers the Russian writer Bulgakov's work, The master and Margarita. It opens with the editor's general introduction, discussing the work in the context of the writer's oeuvre as well as its place within the Russian literary tradition. The introductory section also includes considerations of existing translations and of ...