Titolo: The Knees Of Gullah Island
Casa editrice: Kimani Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2008
Condizione libro: very good
Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice inventario libreria 9780373831197-3
Riassunto: Gillam Hale was born to free parents, and his life was untouched by slavery until his preacher father took him on a trip to minister to the Virginia slaves. Gillam wants beautiful Queen Esther from the moment he sees her, but the only way to purchase her is by distilling illicit whiskey—against his family's advice.
Though Gillam achieves his aim, his talent for making fine whiskey earns the wrath of jealous white neighbors, who kidnap Gillam's family and scatter them to plantations throughout the South. Gillam escapes from his new owners, yet he can never be truly free until he finds his lost loved ones, and faces the legacy of his own rash decisions.
The Knees of Gullah Island follows Gillam, Queen Esther and their son, Joseph, in the years surrounding the Civil War and Reconstruction, when the destiny of a nation hung in the balance. Filled with richly drawn characters and details that bring the past to vibrant life, this is a timeless story of love, loss, hope and rebirth.
L'autore: Dwight Fryer is the Executive Director for the Shelby DEBATE Society (www.shelbydebate.org). Shelby DEBATE, a nonprofit in Memphis, shares public policy debate methods with over 300 high and middle school students in 28 Shelby County Schools. Fryer is a Christian minister, writer, speaker, storyteller, historian and genealogist, avid bird and nature watcher, reader, and anything outdoors, especially flying kites. He has over 25 years business experience in accounting, finance, marketing, and technology. His historical novels, The Legend of Quito Road and The Knees of Gullah Island were critically acclaimed. He holds a BBA in Accountancy from The University of Memphis and a MS in technology management from Christian Brothers University. Dwight and his wife Linda work with the National Meningitis Association (www.nmaus.org ) as an advocate for immunization against bacterial meningitis after the death of their sixteen-year-old daughter Adrienne from meningococcal disease in January 2001. Fryer survived colorectal cancer in 1998 and an accident caused by a drunk driver in 1992. Dwight shares with audiences how quickly anyone can become The Patient in Room 3053 and how medical professionals make a difference for each person they encounter every day. Visit www.dwightfryer.com for more on Dwight and his work.
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