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Unafraid of the Dark A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0385494750
ISBN-13: 9780385494755
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Description: In her deeply affecting, vividly written memoir, Rosemary L. Bray describes with remarkable frankness growing up poor in Chicago in the 1960s, and her childhood shaped by welfare, the Roman Catholic Church, and the civil rights movement. Bray  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

In her deeply affecting, vividly written memoir, Rosemary L. Bray describes with remarkable frankness growing up poor in Chicago in the 1960s, and her childhood shaped by welfare, the Roman Catholic Church, and the civil rights movement. Bray writes poignantly of her lasting dread of the cold and the dark that characterized her years of poverty; of her mother's extraordinary strength and resourcefulness; and of the system that miraculously enabled her mother to scrape together enough to keep the children fed and clothed. Bray's parents, held together by their ambitions for their children and painfully divided by their poverty, punctuate young Rosemary's nights with their violent fights and define her days with their struggles. This powerful, ultimately inspiring book is a moving testimony of the history Bray overcame, and the racial obstacles she continues to see in her children's way.

Rosemary L. Bray is a writer and former editor forThe New York Times Book Review,Essence,The Wall Street Journal, andMs., as well as the author of a children's book,Martin Luther King. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

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