Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League

A Novel

Book - 2014
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The story of two young mothers, Hazel and Vida, one wealthy and white and the other poor and black, who have only two things in common: the devastating loss of their children, and a deep and abiding loathing for one another. In pre-Civil Rights Mississippi, Vida is harassed by Delphi's racist sheriff and haunted by the son she lost. Hazel, who also lost a son, can't keep a grip on her fractured life, and drunkenly crashes her car into a manger scene. Hazel's husband hires Vida to keep tabs on his wife, and to care for their surviving son. Together they turn Delphi on its head.
Publisher: Bronxville, NY :, Maiden Lane Press,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781940210049
Branch Call Number: FICTION Odell 2014
Characteristics: 461 pages : portraits ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Odell, Jonathan 1951- View from Delphi


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Sep 20, 2017

Please make this available as an ebook!

May 14, 2016

This was a nice read, lots of deep characters and interwoven stories. I was slightly disappointed that so many ends are left untied at the close of the story, but I guess this was just a snapshot of lives, where the lives continue on. I like the small town feel. While larger changes are happening in Mississippi, this small town has miniature versions of the political change.

Aug 26, 2015

Loved this book. Set in Mississippi at a time of change. Strong, resilient characters who suffered greatly because of the colour of their skin.


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