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  • Published: Orlando : Harcourt, 2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Edition: 1st Harvest ed.
  • Description: 242 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 1010

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0156028344
  • 9780156028349


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by Walker, Alice, 1944-

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor

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Meridian: Last return -- Wild child -- Sojourner - "Have you stolen anything?" -- Gold -- Indians and eestasy -- English walnuts -- Happy mother -- Clouds -- Attainment of good -- Awakening -- Battle fatigue -- Driven snow -- Conquering prince -- Recurring dream -- Truman held: Truman and Lynne; time in the south -- Of bitches and wives -- New York Times -- Visits -- Lynne -- Tommy Odds -- Lynne -- On giving him back to his own -- Two women -- Lynne -- Ending: Free at last -- Questions -- Camara -- Travels -- Treasure -- Pilgrimage -- Atonement; later, in the same life -- Settling accounts -- Release.

Meridian is a poignant and powerful story of the American South in the 1960s and of one woman who risks her life for the people she loves. Meridian Hill, a courageous young activist, creates peace and understanding by dedicating herself heart and soul to her civil rights work, touching the lives of all those she meets even when her health begins to deteriorate. With the old rules of Southern society collapsing around her, Meridian fights a lonely battle to reaffirm her own humanity, and that of all her people.

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Well worth reading!

I wrote about this novel for my college thesis and so highly recommend it. It is a complex novel that deals with racism, sexism and sex during the 1950s-1970s, especially in the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Like many of her novels, "Meridian" includes a love triangle and sexual violence.

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