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In the Country of Women: A Memoir

  • Susan Straight
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  • ISBN-10: 1432873121
  • ISBN-13: 9781432873127
  • Shipping Weight: 1.45 lbs ( .66 kgs)
  • 526 Pages | Hardcover
  • Available January 2020

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A Mix of bestselling and well-reviewed biographies and memoirs — including: historical biographies, celebrity biographies and memoirs, and inspiring narrative memoirs relating fascinating and compelling experiences of intriguing people.

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Overview

In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player, started dating in high school. Straight heard for decades the stories of Dwayne’s female ancestors. Some women escaped violence in post-slavery Tennessee, some escaped murder in Jim Crow Mississippi, and some fled abusive men. Straight’s mother-in-law, Alberta Sims, is the descendant at the heart of this memoir. Susan’s family, too, reflects the hardship and resilience of women pushing onward ― from Switzerland, Canada, and the Colorado Rockies to California.