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Glorious

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Bernice L. McFadden

McFadden, in her powerful seventh novel, tells the story of Easter Bartlett as she journeys from the violent Jim Crow South to the promise of the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. Along the way, Easter forms relationships with both products … see full wiki

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Author: Bernice L. McFadden
Publisher: Akashic Books
2 reviews about Glorious
review by . August 20, 2010
Set in the 1920's-1930's and shifting between southern and northern states, "Glorious" explores the lives of African American authors through the eyes of a fictional character, Easter Bartlett.      After a series of family disasters, Easter Bartlett leaves her home in Waycross, Georgia at a young age with no certain destination in mind. As years go by, Easter "flies" through jobs and locations: an assistant to a vaudeville dancer, Rain, in a traveling …
review by . April 12, 2010
Back in 1910 a black man defeated a white man in a fair fight and the black people who'd laid bets on the result were understandably elated. Soon afterwards, a girl called Easter, who already had plenty of reasons for hatred in her life, wrote that one word HATE on a piece of paper, crumpled it up, and buried it.    Easter wrote many other words too as she grew older in a world of radical unfairness and unthinking cruelty. Glorious, by Bernice McFadden, is her tale. Reading how …
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