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Tomorrow's Bread

(2019)
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From the author of the acclaimed The Dry Grass of August comes a richly researched yet lyrical Southern-set novel that explores the conflicts of gentrification—a moving story of loss, love, and resilience.
 
In 1961 Charlotte, North Carolina, the predominantly black neighborhood of Brooklyn is a bustling city within a city. Self-contained and vibrant, it has its own restaurants, schools, theaters, churches, and night clubs. There are shotgun shacks and poverty, along with well-maintained houses like the one Loraylee Hawkins shares with her young son, Hawk, her Uncle Ray, and her grandmother, Bibi. Loraylee’s love for Archibald Griffin, Hawk’s white father and manager of the cafeteria where she works, must be kept secret in the segregated South.
 
Loraylee has heard rumors that the city plans to bulldoze her neighborhood, claiming it’s dilapidated and dangerous. The government promises to provide new housing and relocate businesses. But locals like Pastor Ebenezer Polk, who’s facing the demolition of his church, know the value of Brooklyn does not lie in bricks and mortar. Generations have lived, loved, and died here, supporting and strengthening each other. Yet street by street, longtime residents are being forced out. And Loraylee, searching for a way to keep her family together, will form new alliances—and find an unexpected path that may yet lead her home.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
Author(s): Anna Jean Mayhew
ISBN: 1-64358-183-X / 978-1-64358-183-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
Author(s): Anna Jean Mayhew
ISBN: 0-7582-5410-5 / 978-0-7582-5410-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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March 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
Author(s): Anna Jean Mayhew
ISBN: 1-68441-778-3 / 978-1-68441-778-0 (USA edition)
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
Author(s): Anna Jean Mayhew
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tomorrow's Bread
Author(s): Anna Jean Mayhew
Publisher: Kensington Books
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