“Whistling Past the Graveyard is fictional, yet an authentic display of the harsh realities of the 1960s Civil Rights era.”
“This novel gave me a wonderful “book hangover”… I didn’t want to read anything else for awhile because I was still basking in the wonderful story and characters. A great read. I can truly see it becoming a classic.”
‘”We family; they ain’t all about blood, you know. Families is people lookin’ out after each other, not hidin’ behind secrets.” (Thank you baby Jesus.)’
My Grandmother said she prays for me every day. Which was funny, because I'd only ever heard Mamie pray, "Dear Lord, give me strength." That sure sounded like a prayer for herself...
No. No. I was nothin'. And I'd been bad. But I paid. Paid and paid before Wallace save me.
Our upstairs is hot as the hinges of Hades... I kinda hoped when Mamie got home late this afternoon, she'd find me passed out from heatstroke.
The colored don't choose to live here. It's where they're allowed to live.
I was horrible thirsty, but I didn't take it; Mamie had made it clear: no matter even if we're about to expire from thirstiness, we don't drink after negras.
Remeber when we was bakin', and what I say about overworked crust? You and me, we done pushed our luck 'bout as far as a body dare. We overworked crust.
Publisher: Gallery Books
Category: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Release Date: 01/01/1970
Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 320ISBN: 978-1476707723
Copyright © 2013 Susan Crandall